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Martin Freeman and Peter Jackson on the set of THE HOBBIT

The Kidd here...

If you went out and purchased THE HOBBIT Blu-ray, you were able to take part in a live Q&A event with director Peter Jackson as he rolled out some early looks at the next chapter in his trilogy, THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (you can read Harry's recap on some of Jackson's revelations HERE).

However, you knew it was only a matter of time before the rest of us got to see what the Blu-ray owners checked out in advance. Today we have a six-minute excerpt of that live event, courtesy of Jackson and Warner Bros., with the director taking to his Facebook Page to intro what you're about to see:

Thanks to everyone who tuned into our Live Event last week. I've never done anything like that before, and I was pretty nervous. Hope it was ok. 

If you saw it, it was a pretty accurate picture of what life is like at the moment. Jabez and I sit in that editing room all day, every day, editing the second Hobbit movie, and we actually start on the third next week! A lot of that movie was shot nearly a year ago, so I'm looking forward to seeing it come alive, shot by shot in the cutting room. It's like assembling one of those complex 2000 piece jigsaw puzzles.

For us, this is really the being of 2013, so I look forward to posting a bunch more stuff as we work through the year.

I think that an edited version of the Live Event is being made available over at the official Hobbit site, and Warner Bros have kindly let me post a 6 min excerpt here, to give everyone who missed it a sense of what it was like.

If you didn't get to catch this in its entirety, have a look...

-Billy Donnelly

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