Part three finds Peter wandering around unfamiliar terrain as the series flashes back to cast memories of their first "block" of shooting back in Middle Earth. The highlights recalled by the various cast and crew, along with some insight from the director, help lend a personal perspective on what life is like while working in and around a production of such epic scale.
While watching, keep in mind what these had people signed on for. The comments being made reflect experiences during just the first block of filming, the final count of actual filming days is reported to have been 266. Then magnify the scale of the undertaking of any single film this ambitious and times it by 3. (Yes, The Hobbit adaptation is a trilogy with 2nd and 3rd films being released in 2013 and 2014 respectively.)
Consider too, that this is Peter Jackson's 2nd time around this material, yet his personal enthusiasm still energizes everyone involved.
And btw, watch for a famous face at the very end of the video. The actor who closes the segment (along with actor Ian Holm, who played Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy), requested to shoot in England while the bulk of the production was shot in New Zealand.
Here is part 3 of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit production diaries. Our journey continues tomorrow.