This issue, we take a look into the visuals effects and the setup that were used in the production of the Hobbit. With the new release of the final in the trilogy, there has been huge expectations to how good it will live up to the books and in comparisons to The Lord Of The Rings.
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The Hobbit Movie breakdown video shown above presents just some of the processes used in making a basic scene look astonishing. It’s quite shocking just how much green screen is used in block buster movies to bring to life a vision.
If you move to 00:35 seconds in the video the clip breaks down the layers of production in the process of the fight scene using 3D models in order to generate the motion of realistic characters. 01:05 breaks down the scene Bilbo and the group enter the Elven city of Rivendell. Green screen is used to constitute the complex nature surroundings and backgrounds with additional artificial lighting from above to give daylight impression.
How about Smeagol; move to 02:07 to see the 3D productions of his face and expressions. Many layered textures, patterns, tones and bone structures were processed in order to produce the ideal face for Smeagol Peter Jackson’s team desired.
The results as shown throughout the whole trilogy and even the LOTRs movies are much to envy for videographers and visual effects specialists. However, let’s not forget one of the most important things visible which probably go much unnoticed, the grading and colour correcting.
Without colour grading our expectations and ideals of a movie will never be me,t even with all the special effects added. If you watch the video below the reality of colour grading will be revealed.
In order to project a scene in its truest form with realistic drama and intensity, colour grading in necessary in order to bring forth the key aim of the visuals. Otherwise we end up with a very monotone or flat edit that looks very standard or edited on an ordinary video camera.
The Hobbit has opened many doors in regards to showcasing of extraordinary visuals and props. It’s important that we take a bit of time to understand the process behind the production of the film.
We hope you enjoy the last of the trilogy if you’re watching today in the UK or watching soon.