Falconer c. 2003

Daniel Falconer was a Senior Designer at Weta Workshop who worked on weapon and armor design and sculpting for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

For The Return of the King, Falconer designed the final idea for Merry's circular, Rohirric shield. This design along with many others is showcased in Gary Russell's The Art of The Return of the King, accompanied by Falconer's own comments.

In 2003, Falconer and Richard Taylor provided the introduction to the book The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare.

In 2017, he authored Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit with the help of K.M. Rice.