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Watch: Fourth Fantastic 'The Hobbit' Video Blog from Peter Jackson

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November 4, 2011
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They're back! "Shooting The Hobbit in 3D is a dream come true." This video blog, the fourth one from Peter Jackson (via his Facebook) for The Hobbit, focuses mainly on 3D, exploring not only the technical details behind it all, but how/why and what it will all look like in the end. It's fascinating, exciting, and just amazing to watch, I'm still blown away by the fact that we get to watch 10 minute behind-the-scenes videos a year out for these movies. This also confirms my expectations that The Hobbit should be as much of a technological/visual leap as the original Lord of the Rings movies were; I cannot wait. Another must watch!

Watch the fourth video blog for The Hobbit below, and head to his Facebook page to see it in HD:

In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit... The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson in two separate parts, is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The Hobbit films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, will be shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The first part of The Hobbit hits theaters December 2012.

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  • Alleycat4444
    ALL major and anticipated films should be doing these
    • peloquin
      Precisely, screw viral marketing, this is the way to market a blockbuster film.
      • Jez
        Or positive WOM.
        • Jeffrey
          Agreed
  • http://profiles.google.com/snears Nick Sears
    Awesomesauce
  • David Banner
    <3
  • Anonymous
    I hope Gandalf wears sunglasses in the movie.
  • Anonymous
    I actually woke up today wondering if peter jackson would soon post a new vlog :D
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQoJo81lujk Crapola
    That was pretty awesoooomes. So much work, I'm excited. I find it crazy about how the resolution affects things like the patterns on fabric, not really sure that's a good thing for low budget films, but they can always be filmed at a lower resolution I suppose. Keep em coming!
  • http://www.the72pins.com Matt
    Jackson is the king of video blogs. Being hugely interested in the film itself and all the tech behind it, I really can't wait to see how this thing looks in all its 48fps and 3D goodness.
  • Anonymous
    Man I love how in-depth and devoted he is to sharing his process (anyone watched his his nearly 4 hour "making of" for the The Frighteners?).  Keeping up with these as they are released will keep you from having to spend a spend a day and a half catching up on them when the Blu Ray is released:P They're exhaustive but well worth it:)
  • tir na nog
    Great video-blog,interesting to see how red 5k footage turns out,I quiet like film.No f..k 3d comments above either.
  • Anonymous
    Amazing! So much work going into this movie! I absolutely cannot wait!! I definitely intend on seeing this movie in the highest quality possible haha Was that Elijah Wood @ 2:35? I totally flipped for a sec haha
  • Xerxexx
    Minus the 3-D I'm in.
  • JL
    I usually hate 3-D, but sometimes it can surprise you.  Avatar gave me a monstrous headache, but POTC: On Stranger Tides was just fine (It was also really cool to see my first IMAX in 3-D.)  The Hobbit is going to look beautiful popping out of the screen. And both thumbs up for Peter Jackson and the rest of the cast and crew for keeping us informed through these vlogs.
  • andrew
    3-D art, take that Da Vinci and the others
  • Jez
    I guess 2012 will be a good year afterall,   Skyfall The Dark Knight Rises Hobbit: Unexpected Journey The Avengers Peter Jackson trying his best to upstage James Cameron and Johnny Knoxville on the 3D front. But will he succeed?
  • http://twitter.com/QuanahTweets Quanah
    I love watching this and recognizing moments of the book being filmed. To this day, every winter, my wife and I watch the LOTR trilogy. Can't wait to add this to our tradition.
  • Anonymous
    Seeing Lee & Howe work together is FRICKEN AWESOME...
  • Sadie Heldberg
    As I wrap my mind around the fact that another Tolkien story is coming out in 3D on film Directed by Peter Jackson and in multiple parts I am ecstatic! If this takes place 60 years before ‘Lord of the Rings then that means more Dwarfs which will be fun and the story it’s self is wonderful. When I was a child I had the story on record book and must of watched it till I wore out the record. I remember Gandalf so well from my book and I always thought he looked a bit more scary than I see him how as I read the actual books. Then it’s also easy to get lost in the films as well which I have done several times when I need to escape to a different realm. Because this new installment excites me so much and many of my film blog members we have many discussions coming up and I have tons of research to look forward to. This part of it I love as I get to get back into the book and J.R. Tolkien and a whole fantasy world, which is fine by me. I relocated due to my job and had to start over with my provider of entertainment. Although I work for Dish, I am a “Cheap Suzie” as my Dad would call it as he was the one who taught me. I know Direct is out as I have utilized their services and their basic package is so limited programming wise that it’s not worth it. It was a bit shocking that Comcast limits and doesn’t offering 100% digital programming. International channels are also limited and they don’t offer HD free for life. This will not do! Now I did find Dish Network offers more programming and movie channels for far less money plus a free Sling Adapter, which happens to fit my travel needs as I bring my services with me wherever I go. I ended up changing jobs and started working for Dish Network, still traveling but more frequently but armed with tools. With the new Blockbuster Movie Pass, which simply means Welcome Live Streaming and so many TV and movie options, I’m set! Now I am clear that whatever makes it easiest to work on my hobby while traveling and get great entertainment at an affordable price is what is necessary. It is important to me that there is happiness in my life and those counting on me. It’s interesting what you find when you actually take a minute and look around at the options available. I am a person who likes to be content with the little things and stress is not a friend of mine. With that in mind, I have every thing I need to keep at least three passionate things in my life. My film blog, countless movies, and the beautiful places I get to see while I’m traveling.
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