The Making of ‘The Hobbit – Desolation of Smaug’

Published on Jul 07 2013 // Behind The Scenes, Movies

Visionary Director Peter Jackson takes you behind the scenes of the making of ‘The Hobbit – Desolation of Smaug’. In his 11 video blog for the second entry in this series of three films, he covers additional pick-up photography.


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is an upcoming 2013 epic fantasy adventure film co-written, produced and directed by Peter Jackson. It is the second of a three-part film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit, beginning with ‘An Unexpected Journey’ (2012) and set to conclude with ‘There and Back Again’ (2014). The three films together act as prequels to Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.


The storyline continues the events of An Unexpected Journey, in which the hobbit Bilbo Baggins travels with the wizard Gandalf, the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield, and his company into the Kingdom of Erebor, taking them through Mirkwood, Esgaroth, and Dale to the epic combat with the dragon Smaug. The film stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, and Evangeline Lilly.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is scheduled for release on 13 December 2013. Like its predecessor, the film used a shooting and projection frame rate of 48 frames per second. The new projection rate was advertised as “High Frame Rate” to the general public.

Author – Abhijit Roy, India

Source – Peter Jackson’s Facebook Page (

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