After an incredibly long absence, Peter Jackson has posted his fourth video blog from the set of his highly anticipated film The Hobbit. The last one he posted was way back in July and I’ve been wondering if he would be so kind as to post more and sure enough, he did.
This video, instead of talking about the sets, cast, costumes etc. deals with the more technical side of things. In this 10 minute video, Jackson actually goes through the process of explaining how he has adapted a camera system to film The Hobbit in 3D at 48 frames per second. The standard film is shot at 24 frames per second so Jackson is upping his game once again to deliver the highest quality production he can muster.
3D is all the rage right now, but to be honest most of it is garbage and not worth the money. The post production 3D treatment is mainly, as far as I’m concerned, a cash grab scheme. If you want a film to be 3D, film it in 3D. Simple as that. Those 3D films I don’t mind paying the extra cabbage for. Getting a peek at what exactly goes into filming this sort of movie is a real eye opener. You’ll see in the video, they’re even sketching the concept art in 3D. One artist draws it in blue, another in red, then they’re combined so that Jackson has a complete visual before he commits it to film.
It’s an amazing look at the inner workings of movie magic and worth the time to watch. Keep up with the goings on by following PJ’s Facebook page and be sure to check out the latest entry below. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set for release on December 14, 2012.Tags: Peter Jackson, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey