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Benedict Cumberbatch talks Voice Work and Mo-Cap for Smaug, Necromancer

March 1, 2012 at 2:15 am by Earl  - 

Speaking with MTV about working with Peter Jackson on The Hobbit, actor Benedict Cumberbatch (who’s been cast in the role of both Smaug and The Necromancer) dished a bit about the work he’s done thus far on the films.

Excerpts follow:

I was in isolation with [Peter Jackson] and this incredible tag team. And at the very cool place with that technology doing mo-cap for two characters, Smaug the dragon and another character, which will remain nameless, and it was an awful lot of fun.

I spent a lot of time recording voice as well as doing movements. So, it was sort of freeing; it was fun. It was like playing a game. It’s going to be an amazing film; it’s going to be a real treat.

Catch the entire interview over at MTV. Many thanks to message board member f00 for the heads-up!

Posted in Benedict Cumberbatch, Characters, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit on March 1, 2012 by Source: MTV Benedict Cumberbatch talks Voice Work and Mo-Cap for Smaug, Necromancer | Discuss
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4 responses to “Benedict Cumberbatch talks Voice Work and Mo-Cap for Smaug, Necromancer”

  1. Jotodahan says:

    Come on, this is Theonering.net!
    we all know its Sauron!

  2. Elainiwen says:

    “Which will remain nameless…” Gwaihir I hope?

  3. Luthien says:

    So nice to see my favorite sleuth having such a great time, and doing such fantastic things these days!

  4. Cobdensammyc says:

    Big fan of Benedict’s work, especially Frankenstein which showcased how he accentuates the importance of physical performance in his acting. I hope in a future production video they show or mention Andy and Benedict working with performance capture.

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