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Peter Jackson’s Statement On Why The Hobbit Is Being Filmed At 48 FPS

Our guest blogger today is none other than Lord of the Rings maestro Peter Jackson. At least in the sense that I’ve cut and paste something he put on Facebook and he will probably never have any idea that I’ve done it: Time for an update. Actually, we’ve been intending to kick off with a […]

The Future Is Coming: FX Guru Douglas Trumbull To Direct High-FPS, 3D Film

Appearing at NAB’s Vegas meetup this weekend, 2001 and Blade Runner FX guru Douglas Trumbull signaled his intention to return to directing feature films after a break of 28 years. Variety have some quotes from the man, but here’s a round of key bullet points: He’s almost completed a pair of screenplays. He’s going to […]

Andy Serkis Directing Second Unit On The Hobbit, Film Being Shot At 48 FPS

Peter Jackson has selected Andy Serkis to shoot second unit footage, including both performance capture and live action material, for The Hobbit. When we say second unit, we might mean third, or fourth. Or fifth. Or probably anything up to nine or so. Like The Lord of the Rings before it, The Hobbit is an […]

James Cameron’s Big Idea For Avatar 2 And 3 Is Genuinely Exciting

Wow. This is a big deal to a geek like me. James Cameron genuinely has a great idea for how he’s going to approach Avatar 2 and 3. It’s not a new idea, I should say, and Cameron himself has been talking about it for a while, but he does now actually seem in a […]