Tag Archives: The Lord Of The Rings

PETA Accuses Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Production Of Animal Abuse

Director Peter Jackson has always struck people as being a nice, gentle guy. Electroshadow has had the honour of meeting him in person, and we can say the same. Which is why the allegations that have hit him and his crew are particularly troubling. Last week, accusations of animal cruelty surfaced by animal wranglers whoContinue Reading

New! The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Poster & Images

Following the announcement that Peter Jackson’s take on “The Lord Of The Rings” prequels will be expanded to three films, people have been asking the question: Is it too much? While Jackson is certainly the right man for the job, he does have a tendency to over-indulge his fancies, resulting in films that get aContinue Reading

The Hobbit Officially Confirmed To Be 3 Films

Last week, rumours were flying around online that two-parter “The Hobbit” would be getting a 3rd instalment. Today. director Peter Jackson himself confirmed it. Here’s his statement: “It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made.Continue Reading

The Hobbit SDCC Giant Banner & Peter Jackson Talks Shooting Extra Footage

Director Peter Jackson likes to do things on an epic scale. Which is why this gigantic banner for “The Hobbit”, unveiled at the ongoing SDCC 2012, would please him. It shows off quite a few details about the characters and situations from the film, including our first look at Beorn the Bear — a characterContinue Reading

New! The Hobbit Poster For SDCC

Peter Jackson is bringing his show to the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). After suffering some bad press from the infamous 48-frames-per-second screening controversy, the filmmaker (and studio) probably felt that it was wise to calm some of the fears and skepticism. And where better than the world-renowned geek Mecca? To announce their presence thereContinue Reading

The Hobbit Video Diary Episode 7

Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle Earth aka Wellington, where a gigantic studio setup hosts his blockbuster production and its army of technical and logistics crew…

Peter Jackson Defends Negative Reaction To The Hobbit’s 48fps

“The Hobbit” is facing some serious controversy. Director Peter Jackson decided to push the boundaries of cinematic technology by shooting at 48frames-per-second (fps). What’s the big deal? Well, for the last century films have been shot and viewed at 24fps. So 48fps is double the frame-rate, which effectively eliminates things like motion blur. It alsoContinue Reading

Sword Master Bob Anderson Passes Away

A great light has gone out in the world. Sword master and fight choreographer Bob Anderson passed away today at the age of 89. You may not have heard of him, but you will definitely have seen his work. Englishman Anderson choreographed sword fights for films like the “Star Wars” trilogy, “The Lord Of TheContinue Reading