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#1 Drew

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:34 PM

Peter Jackson threw up a blog on the 3D shooting of the hobbit, including how they storyboard in 3D and use 3D to enhance the visual story telling. Pretty basic stuff but couple of interesting factors is shooting at 48fps for a more natural look, over saturation of color (something underwater shooters can't really control in the wild!) etc.

Peter Jackson's Facebook entry on 3D

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:15 PM

i can't believe the artists actually sketch out Red and Cyan pictures separately for the concept...... incredible.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:55 PM

It's not new David. They did that for POTC4 among others. However, I like the fact that Peter et al are now pushing towards 48fps! Let 24fps die please!

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:53 PM

It's not new David. They did that for POTC4 among others. However, I like the fact that Peter et al are now pushing towards 48fps! Let 24fps die please!



Sure its not new. I am just admiring the artist's skills. Two different artists are drawing two identical frames separately by eye and no overlay which what most animators do. Could have produced two images of different colour from a single one. To do it this way on the fly is hard. Although I must admit you can't beat the tactile feel of a hand drawn picture. When I was at design school I sketch for days for a flip book animation and it is bloody difficult. These are really skilled craftsman and no wonder they all have grey hairs.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:30 PM

LOL they are also just older! Maybe it's the NZ climate? LOL

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:40 PM

LOL they are also just older! Maybe it's the NZ climate? LOL



I meant they are all veterans with grey hairs doing this..... then again maybe its the extra UV they received from NZ climate.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

Not sure if this is the right thread, and this has nothing to do with underwater, but it's a very interesting and watchable look at the use of Epics for 3D in the making of The Hobbit. The 3D storyboarding is amazing. Can't fault them for thoroughness.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:03 AM

I meant they are all veterans with grey hairs doing this..... then again maybe its the extra UV they received from NZ climate.


So are you saying if you don't have grey hairs, you're not doing your job right? Damn I have to dye my hair grey now! :B):

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:15 AM

So are you saying if you don't have grey hairs, you're not doing your job right? Damn I have to dye my hair grey now! :B):



Dying your hair ain't going to do much good unless you could draw like them mate.
Not a bad job doing visual concepts for a big budget movie......

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:11 PM

Fascinating Nick, thanks for putting this one up. I laughed at the one system he called light as a crew member was carrying it from one part of the set to the other.
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