While there has been a tremendous amount of talk about the way the trilogy of Hobbit films are being shot in 3D on RED at 48fps, the behind the scenes production videos have done an excellent job showing the tremendous work that goes into a production of this scale. The current production video, the ninth in the series, takes a fascinating look at the post-production process. From visual effects, to sound design, to color grading, each specific department has a particular focus and they all work within their roles to complement the entire production. Click through to check out Production Video #9 with Peter Jackson:
It's always impressive to me just how many different people are working on these films. Most us will probably not get a chance to work on a film of this size (though some films are becoming such massive productions the opposite might actually be true someday), so getting a chance to watch the well-oiled machine go about their duties is quite amazing.
We've featured most of the aspects of pre-production, production, or post-production at some point on this site, but the most interesting part of the video for me was the pre-viz portion. While it obviously took longer than a minute, actually getting to watch the flow of production and each step in the process (and how many people were involved) really shows just how big this production is and how complicated it must be putting it all together. It looks like this will be the last video before the film is actually released, so if you haven't seen them before, now might be a good time to get caught up on the previous production videos.
What do you guys think? What do you find most interesting about this video and the other production videos in the series? Are you more excited for the movie itself, or to see what the experience of 3D at 48fps will be like? Let us know what you think below in the comments.