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How Peter Jackson Shrank the Hobbits

There are a lot of traditional techniques for shrinking actors whether it’s done in post via a greenscreen or on set with forced perspective. But these techniques don’t hold up as well when working with camera movement in a 3D shoot. That’s when creative engineering comes along – using two linked motion controlled setups (shooting different Read MoreRead More

The Sound of “The Hobbit”

This SoundWorks Collection sound profile visits Park Road Post Studios in Wellington, New Zealand to talk with the sound team of Director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Featured interviews include Re-recording Mixer Michael Hedges, Re-recording Mixer Chris Boyes, Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick , Co-Supervising Sound Editor Brent Burge, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Chris Ward, and Dolby Atmos Read MoreRead More

‘The Hobbit:’ Inside Peter Jackson and Warner Bros.’ $1 Billion Gamble

Peter Jackson’s much anticipated Hobbit will hit theaters on Christmas 2012. It seemed like a natural leap from Lord of the Rings to the Hobbit, but Jackson needed some coaxing to dive back into Middle Earth. On a sloping slab of artificial woodland surrounded by enormous green screens stands an old wizard and 13 elaborately Read MoreRead More

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