10 Minutes of Hobbit-y Goodness

Peter Jackson’s fourth video blog for The Hobbit came out, and holy hell is it a joy. First of all, it’s 10 minutes of behind the scenes goodness, and so you get to see Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellan as Gandalf, all the dwarves, some Mirkwood, all sorts of stuff. Then there’s the video’s ostensible theme, which is 3-D. I know most of us are sick of 3-D, and I don’t know that this will change your mind, but it is fascinating to discover how insane the shooting process is. They’re even making the storyboard art in 3-D, which strikes me as totally absurd, but whatever. Anyways, I just found the whole thing fascinating.