From Jared Smith of taranaki-daily-news: For two years Jay Rei worked as a light rigger on The Hobbbit films. His work is critical: sync-ing lighting scenes and green screens helps with post-production of the films and avoids costly re-shoots.

Mr Rei dismisses the critics who say the recent announcement of three Hobbit films is stretching the source material too thin.

That would depend on their comprehension, making a book into a movie is a big deal, Pete’s got an amazing brain, brilliant. He tries every variation there is. We got quite enough footage to do the two movies we were away for, and now the third.”

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