“The Hobbit” to be Filmed in 3-D

12/01/2010 Posted by Admin

“The Hobbit” to be Filmed in 3-D

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By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto

It seems like every other film is released in 3-D these days, and with developments in home entertainment allowing the technology to be experienced in your own living room, odds are we’ll get more movies filmed in this style before we get less.

Case in point: HollywoodNews reports that the the upcoming adaptation of “The Hobbit,” which has finally snuck its way out of development hell, will be filmed using new “EPIC Digital Cameras” from the RED DIGITAL CINEMA company. Although these particular cameras are new, Peter Jackson is familiar with RED cameras in general, saying, “I have always liked the look of RED footage […] the image RED produces has a much more filmic feel than most of the other digital formats. I find the picture quality appealing and attractive.”

Jackson created a remarkably immersive world on the previous “Lord of the Rings” films, and odds are we can expect more of the same for “The Hobbit.” While there are certainly many viewers who feel that the current 3-D revolution is nothing more than a gimmick to drive up ticket prices and occasionally add a little more hype to less-than-spectacular movies (we’re looking at you, “Clash of the Titans”), the fact of the matter is that there does seem to be an audience for it, especially among younger viewers.

Anyway, all things considered, it doesn’t seem as though we have to worry much about the quality of “The Hobbit” as a film. With all the major talent involved, this promises to be another classic, and if some people want to see it in 3-D, well nothing should stop them.

In Peter Jackson we trust.

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