Safe to say the answer is yes. Bold move from Air New Zealand. Nothing like an enormous dragon plane flying at you at 700 miles per hour.
Peter Jackson has been very transparent about the filming of The Hobbit trilogy. He has put up numerous video blogs, pictures, and character interviews. His last day on the set is no different.
The following are pictures and blurbs from Jackson’s live blog of the last day on the set.
Jackson writes: “I’ve been lying here in pitch darkness, watching fight rehearsals over and over again. Our stunt co-ordinatior [sic], Glen Boswell, worked with the actors last weekend, designing some climatic battle moments. He filmed them, and I have them on my iPad, in an application we wrote called “WingNut TV”. It’s a program that allows a huge amount of material to be catalog used and updated each day over the Internet. It contains all our dailies, edited films, previs, music, and much more. I’m looking at the fights, figuring out the angles I’ll need to film them today. A huge amount to do, and it needs to get done.”
“The day has a messy start, because the first couple of hours are going to be spent shooting stuff we were supposed to have finished yesterday. But because of the sheer complexity of the choreography, we worked late, and still didn’t finish.
The photo: yes, we did actually just film this. Please don’t ask me to explain! Let’s get that WB filter activated! Thank you Hannah and Dusty!”
“Had to race to A Stage to try and explain to Graham and Christian why they were shooting their Dwalin fight against green screen, and not our beautiful expensive set as planned. Graham started sharpening his axe, so I just told them to read my last Facebook posting and I fled.”
“The score for Film 2 is going to be terrific. Last year, we were a little frustrated because we had to revisit so many of the LotR themes – The Shire, Rivendell, Galadriel, Gollum, and the Ring – we did this because I’m wanting these 3 Hobbit movies to have great unity with the Rings films in design, wardrobe, story and music, so it meant “An Unexpected Journey” had to acknowledge what had gone before.
But this time around, apart from a couple of Ring moments, it’s all new: Beorn, Mirkwood, The Woodland Realm, Laketown, Bard and Smaug all give Howard the chance to write brand new themes, and he’s knocking it out of the park!”
“I asked the various Thorins to pose just before they headed off to lunch. One of these is Richard Armitage, and two of them are not. It’s your guess … The one in the middle is a little psycho.
I am looking forward to making movies with everyone the same height in the future.”
“Just shot this close up of Richard. Look for it in Dec 2014!
2 more shots to go. Main Unit shooting Thorin, Splinter Unit shooting Fili and Kili.”
“The last shot… Smiles and happiness… And sadness. Yikes, very sad.”
PS- For Jackson’s video blogs click here.
PSS- This is why Peter Jackson is a true professional
Hobbit peenie sheath. Three words I truly thought I’d never use in a sentence. Have you ever wondered what Hobbit’s use for protection during sex? Well wonder no more, because Busey goes into explicit detail about Hobbit sex life. I know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes, it’s very, very disturbing. Every once in awhile a topic or conversation comes along and makes you question your existence on this earth. This video is not one of those conversations. Apparently these peenie sheaths have horns (similar to car horns) that make a noise if the sheath misses it’s target. Don’t take my word for it, just watch Busey air hump the camera while wearing the sheath. This is why video blogs were created.
P.S. 110% chance he thinks Hobbit’s are real.