Show Segment December 12, 2012
Richard Armitage Talks About Shooting 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' At 48 Frames Per Second

Richard Armitage was in the red chair to promote 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. It's one of the most anticipated movies of the year, but there is also controversy over the film's use of new technology. In this clip Richard speaks of Peter Jackson use of 48 frames per second instead of the traditional 24 frames per second. He suggests it takes some getting used to and is like tasting a new flavour for the first time.

In this clip, Richard talks about...

The higher frame rate
"I have to say it's like nothing I've ever seen before. And for a second it takes you a while to get used to it because it's like tasting a new flavour that you just can't work out what it is you're seeing."

The intricacies of the production design
"The detail with which everything was made was kind of surprising. The dwarves wear armour and each piece...has engraving on it... and I was questioning why on earth would you bother to put that kind of detail into the costumes because film won't see that. But of course at 48 frames you see absolutely everything!"

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