New HOBBIT Production Video Explores Middle Earth In 3D

In his latest behind-the-scenes video blog of the production of The Hobbit, Peter Jackson shows us how the film is being shot in 3D and what adjustments the filmmaking crew need to make to adapt to the process from how they perform their jobs for a regular 2D film. Jackson and his crew explain to us how a 3D camera works, takes us on a tour of the camera shop and the makeup and wardrobe departments to illustrate how each group’s responsibilities have changed. Perhaps most impressive is how John Howe and Alan Lee have approached bring 3D to their duties as production designer.

Tech heads will probably enjoy the talk about the camera rigs and the fact that the film is being shot at 48 frames-per-second. Those who don’t have an interest in the process of making the movie can watch this for some glimpses of filming scenes in Mirkwood Forest and titular hobbit Bilbo Baggins’ home.

You can watch the video over at Peter Jackson’s Facebook page.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.
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