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Peter Jackson Releases Hobbit Production Video #4

In this fourth Hobbit production video, Peter Jackson takes us behind the scenes of shooting film in 3D with RED cameras. 48 cameras to be exact and all named after family members, pets and celebrities! If you’ve read ‘The Hobbit’ you’ll recognize several famous scenes such as Gandalf marking Bilbo’s door with his staff and several shots of Mirkwood forest. Elijah Wood even makes an appearance in the video!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party premieres December 14, 2012 and The Hobbit: There and Back Again hits theaters December 13, 2013.

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  1. JASON WILSON says:

    Peter, thank you for this fantastic video…so good to see you sharing such worthwhile stuff with the fans and film lovers alike…god, it looks remarkable…and so goos to see alan and john back to do concept art (pity we couldn’t see everything blurred out in the background though!)

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  3. Paul Kroeker says:

    Its a shame hes shooting in 48fps….. Movies are all gonna look like soap operas eventually. The 24 FPS Film Blur is what THE WORLD has grown to love and now were making TV’s that turn a beautiful picture into something resembling 1991 Hi8 footage. 60Hz and 24P TILL DEATH!!!!

  4. Paul,

    “Till death” is right – but it’s sooner than you think. I’m not in favour of technology for the sake of technology (I hate 3D movies, for starters), but I’ve seen higher framerates, and was instantly converted. PJ hits the nail on the head with his comparison – it’s like sitting in the cinema with the screen ripped out, and you’re watching the real thing instead. It’s silky smooth. There will also be 24 frame versions, but the 48 fps version will be the one that everything else will be measured against.

    We may have gotten used to film blur (as you mentioned) but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Write down this conversation, and look at it again in a few years – I’m happy to be quoted on it. 3D will die down again soon, but 48 fps is the way of the future.

    – Jack M.

  5. Thank you PJ this looks Incredible!!! 😀

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