The crew of Nerd Bastards is wrapping up it’s four day break. We’ll be back to regular article activity tomorrow. To keep things a little lively until then, we have another production blog for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
This is the ninth video blog that Jackson has released. It features the post production staff scrambling to get the film finished in time for its December 14th release; including animation, motion capture work, sound effects, orchestra and more. Basically, the video shows that Peter Jackson and the rest of the Hobbit crew having the most stressful/fun time in Hollywood right now.
Love getting a sneak peek behind the scenes at all the people who truly are working their fingers to the bone to make this movie a reality for us to enjoy. Watching the magic happen leaves me feeling anxious and excited.
Oh, and now I have new dream job… just to be on the beard motion capture team.
“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.