Richard Armitage news you may have missed, week of June 23, 2013:
Jed Brophy (Nori), Adam Brown (Ori) and Aidan Turner (Kili) from The Hobbit and Daniel Falconer (author of the Chronicles series from WETA) were guests at this year’s Supanova in Sydney, held from 21st to 23rd June at Sydney’s Showgrounds. One of this site’s moderators was able to attend some of the public sessions for both The Hobbit and Daniel Falconer and we have an audio recording for both sessions.
They were both terrific sessions. Jed, Adam and Aidan were loads of fun and clearly enjoying themselves and lovely guys. Daniel Falconer’s was also a great session and he was very sweet.
If you find the Daniel Falconer sound a bit faint, try turning it up on your computer, if you can – not just your media player. And, listen for what he says about Richard
We’ve added a page for Richard’s early short film, Staged, to the site.
Comicbookmovie.com has posted pictures from the Empire’s August issue including one of Thorin in a boat with the other dwarves.
We have added screencaps of Richard in Staged, the student film made in 1999 by Darren Denison to the RAC Gallery. Richard plays Darryl Newman. The first scene is very dark on the DVD so only a handful of pics are included.
Update: Upon request, we’ve removed most of the screencaps for the time being so as not to spoil the story for those who haven’t received the DVD yet. We will replace the screencaps in a few weeks.
Comicbookmovie.com has published some of WETA concept artist, Nick Keller’s designs for weapons and armour for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Including young Thorin.
Thanks to The @HobbitMoviesUK, the August issue of Empire will feature Desolation of Smaug with the elves, Thranduil, Turiel and Legolas on the cover.
Park Road Post Production nominated for IBC2013 Innovation Award for work on ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.
“SGO nominates Park Road Post Production for developing the world’s first end-to-end High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D workflow in support of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. At the core of this innovative solution, Park Road Post used SGO’s Mistika high dynamic range performance. The partnership led to continuous platform development supporting rapid turnaround digital dailies, traditional and 48fps offline/online support, real-time collaborative finishing, and complex final deliverables.
This immense project has created a new technical and aesthetic standard. HFR-3D is now available to filmmakers and audiences worldwide, and is arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema.”
Forum Art Challenge 197 – Emma (2009) Postcards – results now in the Gallery.