Peter Jackson on Improving High Frame Rate Experience for 'The Desolation of Smaug'

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Peter Jackson talks to Variety about taking some of the criticisms of the high frame rate look of his first Hobbit film to heart when deciding on how to approach the second one.

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Martin Freeman as Bilbo and John Callen as Oin in

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

. Photo by Mark Pokorny.

He says, "When I did the color timing this year, the color grading, I spent a lot of time experimenting with ways we could soften the image and make it look a bit more filmic. Not more like 35 mm film necessarily, but just to take the HD quality away from it, which I think I did reasonably successfully.”

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