A Behind the Scenes Look at "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has been dominating the box office the holiday season. In this thorough fourteen minute b-roll video we get an up-close look at how The Hobbit was filmed using the RED Epic, how the crazy stunts were preformed and the expansive sets that were used. So, if you're curious about epic filmmaking this might interest you.

I am pretty happy that the audio wasn't stripped from the video (like a ton of b-roll videos do) so that we can get a better sense of what exactly they're doing behind the scenes of creating the movie. How many of you have seen "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"? I watched it last week in 3D HFR (high frame rate), and I absolutely loved it. Let me know what you thought of the film in the comments below.

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Timothy Jace's picture

nice. Thanks for sharing!

EnticingHavoc's picture

Youtube is full of that stuff.


Lee Christiansen's picture

It's amazing how much green is bounced back onto the subjects. It must be a nightmare in post losing the green cast and masking off areas to be keyed.

Richard Cave's picture

thats why FX artists are disgruntled with being paid late, or being paid low fees. Also a lot of work is outsourced to third world countries as it is cheaper. Green spill is easy to fix in post, as for masking of roto work is hard work, but a good team can do amazing work. A lot of the problems are solved in previs and storyboarding to make it as painless as possible.