This has been out for a few months already, but we felt compelled to post this because it’s truly extraordinary. One man, channeling all the dwarves, singing the Misty Mountains hymn through multiple tracks and pitch-perfect harmony. Introducing, Peter Hollens!
Really, what else is there to say? We’re thrilled his painstaking recordings and sonorous voice have earned a couple of million views — totals of which he is well deserving. Pass it on to others!
Phoenix Atelier, a digital animation and design program that allows budding creators to build upon their skills, has posted a great new interview with Andrew Baker, the Senior Designer for The Hobbit trilogy.
Phoenix Atelier also announced that Baker will teach a program beginning September 16, in conjunction with Weta Workshop, entitled Breathing Life and Presence into Digital Creatures. Here are the basics:
In this program, you will learn to use digital sculpting as a conceptual tool for creatures and characters in the film industry and create some evocative 2D artwork for presentation alongside a finished design maquette.
“We’ll be covering how to interprate the brief, creating new ideas, interesting and new anatomy, executing and presenting the final concept efficiently.
Check out these four newly released behind-the-scenes stills from The Hobbit, featuring Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch with commentary from Peter Jackson!
“Tonight Martin Freeman finished his last shot as Bilbo Baggins. The end of an incredible two and a half years. I cannot imagine anyone else in this role – a character that Martin has nurtured and crafted with love and great skill.
We have said goodbye to our elves, humans, wizards and now the hobbit. We now enter our final 2 weeks of pick-ups, and it’s wall to wall dwarves. These pick-ups have been gruelling and intense, but I’m so happy with what we’ve been shooting. These next two movies are going to be pretty great!”
This morning at Dale. One of the few nice things about a 7am start!
Evening at Dale. And 11 hours later, we’re still going.
Amazing footage of New Zealand is captured by Peter Jackson and his crew!! You can find this video and many more like it on the page “The Hobbit”. Go check them out on Facebook! Now sit back and enjoy the beauty of New Zealand – Home of Middle-Earth!