fxguidetv #163: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

3 thoughts on “fxguidetv #163: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

  1. Great episode guys!
    Also, very nice improvement on the download speeds. It makes the experience so much better.

    As for the 48fps. It was extremely distracting for me, it took me completely out of the movie, almost to the point of ruining it. I really wanted to love the new tech, especially after seeing the impressive demos at Siggraph. I hope HFR grows on me, but so far I’m seriously doubting it.

    Thanks again for the great coverage like always.

  2. I loved the 48fps. The picture was crystal clear. For me it felt like I was part of the journey and the 3d had less strain on my eyes. They probably have to refine some things with this new tech but imagine Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, and Star Trek in 48fps! I wont be able to watch 24fps movies now, looks like its in slow motion, which esentially it is.

    Great article Mike Joe Letteri is the Dennis muren of Weta, love his work!

  3. Great interview, thanks for that!
    I was extremely sceptical about 48fps beforehand and during the first minutes of the film I found it really awkward to watch and difficult to get into. Everything looked like it was sped up. About fifteen minutes in my eyes and brain started to adjust. Halfway through the film I really liked it and in the end I was in love with it! Now this is a new standard I’d really embrace!

    The visuals of this film are simply breathtaking. From the extraordinary view of the dwarf city Erebor to Rivendell and all the amazing digital characters I have to say these are the most amazing and impressive visual effects I have ever seen.

    I kept thinking to myself that it really felt like HFR helped blend CGI and live action tremendously but couldn’t put my finger on why that was. Watching this interview I realized it might really have been the extra fidelity in animation. When I watched the trolls, the goblin king or Gollum I couldn’t help but shake my head in admiration.

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