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Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri on The Hobbit

Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri has won four visual effects Oscars (for the second and third Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, and Avatar), and has received seven Oscar nominations—including this year’s nomination for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected … more »


The Hobbit‘s HFR Reviews Are In, and They’re Not So Good

Peter Jackson knew this day was coming. Last night at midnight, the studio embargo on reviews of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was lifted, and the first pieces began appearing on the web. Based on early reaction to a screening of … more »


Here Are the Theaters Showing The Hobbit at 48fps

In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Times reported last week that The Hobbit will screen at its native 48fps projection rate in only about 450 North American movie theaters — probably a little more than 10 percent of … more »


An Unexpected Briefing

This safety PSA for Air New Zealand got a little extra help from Peter Jackson and Weta Workshop, Weta's physical effects and props design-build team. The airline is also running a promo for a chance to win a trip to … more »


The Hobbit Production Diary #8

If you didn't make it to Comic-Con this year, why not let Peter Jackson be your guide? Before jumping into the throng, Jackson admits to butterflies in his stomach and snaps a few pics from his car with his iPhone. … more »

The Hobbit, the “Soap Opera Effect,” and the 48fps (and Faster) Future of Movies

A funny thing happened at CinemaCon last week, when Warner Bros. previewed scenes from Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in what could be a revolutionary new acquisition and projection format of 48fps. Response to the new technology … more »