Contender – Editor Jabez Olssen, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The challenge that Jabez Olssen faced in editing director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit was the immense scale of the production, which shot what will ultimately be three films over one extended 18-month shooting schedule. "The fact that we had a big cast and a big story – the shear amount of footage, was probably the biggest challenge more than any individual piece of it," said Olssen. Originally planned to be two films, well into production the decision was made to break the story into three parts. This change in the structure meant that the filmmakers did not have to lose as much of the story in editorial.

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Posted Mon, Dec 31 2012 8:37 AM by Below the Line
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