Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Visual Effects of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Videos

Below are a bunch of new behind the scenes videos that Weta Digital has posted on their YouTube page that shows off some of how they achieved the Oscar nominated visual effects for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The first video covers a wide variety of effects from how Gandalf was inserted into the dinner scenes, to environment effects and more. The laster videos, told with a voice over, get into the individual digital characters of Gollum, The Goblin King, and Azog.

Now back to the first video, it was posted as part of The Hobbit's VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri's presentation about the special effects from the movie where he provided a host of details on how they implemented the amazing effects especially in regards to motion capture where the digital characters had human performances driving every step of the digital creation. Some of the info is repeats from previous behind the scenes videos and interviews but if interested in reading all of it, head over to Collider.

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