Last week, director Peter Jackson did a live Q&A event with fans who logged into the interactive experience via their purchased copies of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray. This event saw Jackson and crew answering questions about The Hobbit trilogy and even included a sneak peek of next movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Below you can see a 6-minute excerpt from the live event, as well as Peter's personal note about his current work on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

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.

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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.

Cheers,

Peter J