Peter Jackson Talks The Hobbit Shoot

Peter Jackson Talks The Hobbit Shoot

Shooting film at 24 frames per second is soooo 20th century. Also, it makes it smell bad. Okay, so that’s not exactly the sentiment expressed by Peter Jackson as he hits Facebook to explain the big change on the set of The Hobbit. But it would seem that the director has caught a touch of James Cameron Fever* as he responds to reports about his use of a new filming speed and his hopes that it’ll enhance our viewing pleasure.

Frankly, we’re just happy to see that things seem to be going well on the production in New Zealand, which could certainly use a smooth shoot after all the problems getting to this point. But while some of the technical details about frame rates and the history of cinema may be slightly dry, there’s no denying Jackson’s passion. We’ve excerpted just a little of what he has to say…

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30689

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