Monday, December 10, 2012

The Hobbit Production Diaries, Pt. 5

Another day, another glimpse inside the production of The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey. And some more personal insight from the Writer/ Producer/Director of the three film project, Peter Jackson.

As Peter mentioned at the end of the Pt. 4, this segment of the diaries focuses on location shooting. If you caught Pt. 2, you got a feel for what it took to get the required folks out around New Zealand for location scouting. No less than 5 helicopters transporting an on site logistics planning team that looked like a contingent of generals planning an invasion.

The Green Dragon Inn, a working country Inn and part of
the official Hobbiton Movie Set Tour.
As you will see from today's installment, that description may be a bit of an understatement. The scale of the production remains immense and the amount of set work constructed in these remote locations dazzles. In fact, some sets of the Shire locations have found a permanent home in the New Zealand countryside and an official Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is now part of the New Zealand cultural and tourist landscape.

If you've been hungering for a more challenging and stress filled career path, you may want to consider adding Movie Location Manager to your list.

You'll also note at the end of this segment that up until now, you've been watching production that was underway throughout 2011. At the close, Mr. Jackson and crew will be wishing you a Merry Christmas - for last year. I'm sure if he knew you were watching he'd happily extend that wish to this year as well. As do I.

Moviedozer will of course be back tomorrow with Part 6. If you've missed any of the previous segments, please take a look through the blog archive in the right side column and navigate to any post you like. (Every post ever written for Moviedozer is still online and readily available.)

For now, sit back and watch other people do the work in Part 5 of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit production diaries.

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