Ian Mckellen Describes Hobbit in 3D
There has been a lot of debate of whether or not it is a good or bad decision to shoot the new Hobbit movies in 3D, as there are many who feel that 3D changes the authenticity of a film. Contrary to this, there are many who believe that witnessing the Hobbit in 3D will be an amazing experience, especially with Peter Jackson directing the ship.
Ian Mckellen gave us a taste of what we can expect. Being much of a critic himself, Mckellen was floored by the technology used to generate the 3D images and just how real everything looked. After hearing that Martin Freeman (Bilbo) was being shot in 3D, Mckellen headed over to the studio to see just how it looked. This is what he said,
“Indeed, there [Freeman] was in the open air, mostly oblivious to the camera, though turning this way and that as required,” wrote the erstwhile Gandalf. “Martin improvised a hobbity gait, padding back and forth, testing his big hairy Hobbit feet, pointy ears and little tum.
[The] screen showed the familiar 2D image but next to it, above the director’s chair, was a large colour screen in full magical three dimensions, much as it will appear in the cinema — courtesy of the spy-glasses that transform the blurred outlines onscreen to the high definition exactitude of the 3D effect.”
The truth of the matter is that indeed movies can be very well done in 3D, with the right direction and planning (See Avatar). Peter Jackson knows the responsibility it is to make these movies and we know that he will surprise critics with just how great this movie will look, especially in 3D. We will keep you posted.
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