Interview: Joe Letteri’s Visual Effects for The Hobbit

In December of 2011, I interviewed Joe Letteri for LivinginCinema and AwardsDaily. The four-time Oscar-winning visual effects artist took me deep into the process of crafting the characters and worlds of the Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, Avatar, and Rise of the Planet of...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013

13 minute featurette for The Hobbit

For those of you who like to know exactly what to expect from your unexpected journeys.
Posted On 06 Dec 2012

Howard Shore’s complete Soundtrack for The Hobbit

Exciting note from Rolling Stone this morning with a link to their exclusive stream of the entire Special Edition of The Hobbit soundtrack. (thanks to Ra as well) Neil Finn had dwarves on the mind when he wrote “Song of the Lonely Mountain,” a ballad that plays over...
Posted On 30 Nov 2012

Neil Finn’s Song for the Hobbit Dazzles

It’s never easy predicting how Best Song will go. The rule: Original Song: An original song consists of words and music, both of which are original and¬†written specifically for the motion picture.¬† There must be a clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition (not...
Posted On 13 Nov 2012