Wordless Wednesday: Elijah Wood Travels from Middle-Earth to Sarasota

A Conversation with Elijah Wood, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, Fla., Jan. 24, 2012opens IMAGE file
A Conversation with Elijah Wood, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, Fla., Jan. 24, 2012

Actor Elijah Wood traveled from Middle-earth to Sarasota earlier this week as part of the Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab, a collaboration between opens in a new windowRingling College of Art & Design and Future of Films, LLC. During his visit he worked with students and last night, he answered questions from guests and students. I was lucky enough to be the +1 of a friend.

Wood is recognized for his movie accomplishments and for those who don’t know, he played the lead role of hobbit ‘Frodo Baggins’, in opens in a new window“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which is based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkein. Personally, I thought he was fab in opens in a new window “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” – one of the few DVDs I own.

Follow Elijah Wood on Twitter (but not in a stalkerish way) opens in a new window@woodelijah

Enjoy these photos.

Once Sitting Down, Elijah Poured Water for Larry Thompson, Ringling College President, Before Pouring a Glass for Himselfopens IMAGE file
Once Sitting Down, Elijah Poured Water for Larry Thompson, Ringling College President, Before Pouring a Glass for Himself. A True Gentleman.
Did Wood Read All Tokein Books Cover to Cover? He Confessed "No."opens IMAGE file
Did Wood Read All Tokein Books Cover to Cover? He Confessed "No."
Wood is the Voice Behind 'Mumble' in the Animated Film, "Happy Feet"opens IMAGE file
Wood is the Voice Behind 'Mumble' in the Animated Film, "Happy Feet"
Wood Discussed FX Television Series 'Wilfred' in Which He Starsopens IMAGE file
Wood Discussed FX Television Series 'Wilfred' in Which He Stars
TEAM Elijah Was in the House!opens IMAGE file
TEAM Elijah Was in the House!
The audience serenaded Wood with 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate the actor's 31st birthday on Jan. 28. He Said it was the largest group of people to sing him 'Happy Birthday' at once.opens IMAGE file
The audience serenaded Wood with 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate the actor's 31st birthday on Jan. 28. He Said it was the largest group of people to sing him 'Happy Birthday' at once.

About the Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab: Created in 2010, the program is designed to generate a level of professional filmmaker and production engagement to build Ringling’s academic program to international reputation.

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Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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