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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

16 Jul

On Saturday the hotly anticipated preview and panel interview of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey took place at Comic Con. Attending the conference was director Peter Jackson, actors Sir Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis, plus other crew members. Despite being filmed at 48 frames per second in 3D, director Peter Jackson decided to show the four preview clips at the normal 24 frames per second in 2D due to the controversy at Cinema Con earlier this year. 24 FPS has been used since the 1920’s, naturally something was bound to replace it but unfortunately for Jackson, The Hobbit will be the first film to use this new technology and therefore will take a lot of flak until audiences adapt [1].

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What Makes Filming in New Zealand So Attractive?

2 Jan

By Open Book

Big-budget features, like The Adventures of Tintin, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and two sequels of The Hobbit have set their sights on New Zealand as one of their favorite places to film. What makes filming in New Zealand so attractive?

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