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.

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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.

Cheers,

Peter J