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Video on Benedict Cumberbatch and Smaug

KingFingolfin
The Shire

Feb 21 2014, 11:36pm

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I don't know if the link is clickable but here is a pretty sweet video about some of the VFX for Smaug
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/...s-mocap-smaug-682351

Then Fingolfin beheld (as it seemed to him) the utter ruin of the Noldor, and the defeat beyond redress of all their houses; and filled with wrath and despair he mounted Rochallor his great horse and rode forth alone, and none might restrain him. He passed over Dor-nu-Fauglith like a wind amid the dust, and all that beheld his onset fled in amaze, thinking Orome himself was come; for a great madness of rage was upon him, so that his eyes shone like the eyes of the Valar.


(This post was edited by Ataahua on Feb 21 2014, 11:58pm)


Oleander Took
Rivendell


Feb 21 2014, 11:45pm

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It's a great video. Love to see how they translated the mocap to Smaug

"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something."


KingFingolfin
The Shire

Feb 21 2014, 11:55pm

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Yes I found it very interesting as well

Then Fingolfin beheld (as it seemed to him) the utter ruin of the Noldor, and the defeat beyond redress of all their houses; and filled with wrath and despair he mounted Rochallor his great horse and rode forth alone, and none might restrain him. He passed over Dor-nu-Fauglith like a wind amid the dust, and all that beheld his onset fled in amaze, thinking Orome himself was come; for a great madness of rage was upon him, so that his eyes shone like the eyes of the Valar.


TheHutt
Gondor


Feb 22 2014, 12:27am

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Can't wait to translate it,

Russian LOTR & Hobbit Site: Henneth-Annun.ru


Oleander Took
Rivendell


Feb 22 2014, 1:48am

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Hope this means we will have a good and lengthy extra for the EEs, including a good bit for the voice too :)

"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something."


KingFingolfin
The Shire

Feb 22 2014, 1:54am

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Would love to see (and hear) that!

Then Fingolfin beheld (as it seemed to him) the utter ruin of the Noldor, and the defeat beyond redress of all their houses; and filled with wrath and despair he mounted Rochallor his great horse and rode forth alone, and none might restrain him. He passed over Dor-nu-Fauglith like a wind amid the dust, and all that beheld his onset fled in amaze, thinking Orome himself was come; for a great madness of rage was upon him, so that his eyes shone like the eyes of the Valar.


(This post was edited by KingFingolfin on Feb 22 2014, 1:56am)


smaug the stupendous
The Shire

Feb 22 2014, 3:00am

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvr7DSEHcic


TheSexyBeard
Lorien


Feb 23 2014, 12:11am

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The amount of work that has gone into Smaug is incredible, right down to every individual scale. I really hope in years to come he will be held in high regard alongside other CGI characters such as Gollum and Richard Parker.

Yes, my username is terrible.


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Feb 23 2014, 1:21am

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Hey, don't leave out Jurrassic Park's T Rex! [In reply to] Can't Post

That thing still holds up today as a fantastic CG creature.

Also love Caesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Sorry for going off topic, but I find CG characters fascinating.


Remus
Lorien


Feb 23 2014, 1:42am

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Nice!

Now i wanna see a video on Gandalf vs. Sauron and how they approached it and everything.... Please...... It must be featured later.

I wanna see a scene where we see Sauron walking the steps INSIDE of Bara-Dur and taking his seat upon his dark throne and summoning the eye, looking into the camera and then BAM! THE END.


-My thoughts on the best ending scene/post credit scene on TABA.


TheSexyBeard
Lorien


Feb 23 2014, 3:27pm

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How could I forget those two! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's incredible how well the T Rex holds up today, a real testament to the effort that went into creating it.

Last year we got Gollum, Azog and the Goblin King for making of videos. We've got Smaug now, so I wonder if we will get Beorn, the spiders and maybe Bolg, or even Azog again considering he's been improved on since AuJ.

Yes, my username is terrible.


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Feb 23 2014, 4:07pm

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Can't wait, love these videos [In reply to] Can't Post

Particularly hoping for Bolg, he's a bit of a controversial character.


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Feb 23 2014, 8:19pm

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Four legged Smaug 30 seconds in! [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks better in my opinion. But I'm sure PJ has reasons for the change.


(This post was edited by QuackingTroll on Feb 23 2014, 8:19pm)

 
 

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