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Mornin '11

It's good to know that the making of The Hobbit is going well and that Peter Jackson and his crew have really kicked things into high gear. One of the things revealed now in early stages of production is that they are shooting the movie at 48 fps, as opposed to the usual 24 fps which was always a standard for movie makers in Hollywood and anywhere else for that matter.

"We are indeed shooting at the higher frame rate. The key thing to understand is that this process requires both shooting and projecting at 48 fps, rather than the usual 24 fps (films have been shot at 24 frames per second since the late 1920's). So the result looks like normal speed, but the image has hugely enhanced clarity and smoothness. Looking at 24 frames every second may seem ok ' and we've all seen thousands of films like this over the last 90 years ' but there is often quite a lot of blur in each frame, during fast movements, and if the camera is moving around quickly, the image can judder or 'strobe," says Pete.

You can read more about the production here.

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Un Om Bun [STAFF] Apr 13 2011, 01:50 am EDT
I'm very happy they're shooting at 48fps, I'm sure it's gonna be pretty awesome, as long as normal cinemas can project at that speed.
Will The Hobbit be in 3D ?
  Vader: Yes.
Un Om Bun: I'm glad to hear it. I wish they'd convert the LotR t…
Cheddar: It would probably be terrible, actually. Have you for…
Un Om Bun: I know, but in time they could find a way to do it we…
mmacarthur: "The only movies that look good in 3D are the ones th…
Annihilator Apr 13 2011, 01:50 am EDT
Mornin' all.
Doomsday. Apr 13 2011, 02:06 am EDT

Trying to play Shogun 2! Not simple it is for my small Humie brain!
  Annihilator: That game is Amazing. I've been playing for the las…
PigMaster Apr 13 2011, 02:11 am EDT
peter jackson's lame
i hate 3d cinema. it's a gimmick for kids, nothing else.
the movie industry is going through a stage where instead of acting and scriptwriting, they're focusing everything on production size and visualization.
the hobbit, just like so many recent movies (i.e. tron, avatar) is gonna be beautiful, but it's gonna suck on every other aspect.
  Doomsday.: Tron was better than Avatar!
Un Om Bun: There's nothing wrong with fantasy and escapism. Actu…
Ranalome: 3d is the consolization of the movie industry. Ser…
Superastic: Tron was way better than avatar but I welcome both & …
mmacarthur: Jackson did a great job on LOTR what makes you think …
PigMaster: exactly what he did on lotr. a 4356 hours long boring…
mmacarthur: I thought and still think the LOTR films were an imme…
Cheddar Apr 13 2011, 05:05 am EDT
3D is just a gimmick for kids? Well, perhaps, but then again The Hobbit was really more for kids than adults.

That's one thing I'm hesitant about regarding the movie version. People forget that The Hobbit was very different in tone from the much more serious Lord of the Rings trilogy Tolkien wrote two decades later. The Hobbit was more like a fairy tale. Tonally, The Hobbit was to Lord of the Rings what Fable is to Dragon Age.

And it's obvious that when Tolkien wrote The Hobbit he had no thoughts in mind regarding the LotR trilogy that would eventually come from it. For example, Gandalf is treated like an aloof local wizard of relatively minor power, and there's no real intimation that the ring Bilbo finds is some great and powerful item of pure evil and dark prophecy... really it's just treated like a useful trinket that allows the lowly Bilbo to overachieve during the story.

It's going to be interesting to see whether or not Jackson, after being so true to the literature with the LotR trilogy, ironically ends up doing the opposite with The Hobbit and fills the movie version with the type of heroic melodrama LotR had, simply because that's what audiences who have never read the book will want and expect after seeing the LotR movies.
  InsertRandomName: I have a hard time believing you read the book. Ganda…
EricHalfBee: Cheddar is right that he hadn't planned LotR; he went…
Doomsday. Apr 13 2011, 12:40 pm EDT
playing DOW2: Retribution! Its getting interesting now!


Tarkus is back and answers be given from the first DOW game too! I think it was the Force Commander Tarkus killed! No wonder it was called Chaos Rising! The chaos rose and engulfed our squads!
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Terminator Apr 13 2011, 03:00 pm EDT
Hello. I just read that article about Dragon Age 3 having multiplayer, and I am FURIOUS. Dragon Age 2 was a shell of Dragon Age 1. Now they will make Dragon Age 3 even worse, because the focus will be on Multiplayer. That other poster was right. RIP Bioware....


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