Screen Junkies » blogs http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:34:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Hobbit’ Production Diary Looks Inside The World Of Computer-Generated Beards http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hobbit-production-diary-looks-inside-the-world-of-computer-generated-beards/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hobbit-production-diary-looks-inside-the-world-of-computer-generated-beards/#comments Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:46:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=252109 You really can't risk a single hair out of place.

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You might think that filming a bearded actor is as simple as reminding the actor not to shave for a few months, but the proper depiction of beards on-screen involves so much more than that. As evidenced in this production diary for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, a team of expert technicians work tirelessly around the clock with expensive motion-capture technology to photograph each individual beard hair in a variety of climates and environments. It might seem like a small detail but it’s this attention to quality that raises Jackson’s films above epic fantasies. Like Thor, for instance. The beards in that were buuuullllllllssshhhiiiiiiittttttt.

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