All you little boys and girls must have behaved very well in 2011, because Peter Jackson put together a very special gift for you for Christmas. In addition to the release of “The Hobbit” trailer, he has put together the fifth installment of his video production diary for our viewing pleasure.
This behind-the-scenes segment focuses on shooting on location in New Zealand, and — as the video underlines — all the effort that goes into moving a large set around a fairly large island. Needless to say, “The Hobbit” team is managing to do it with flying colors and, apparently, a whole lot of booze.
But the video has a couple special treats for those willing to watch all twelve minutes of its length. It caught
It’s also nice to see motion-capture actor
And for those of you who didn’t get enough dwarves, hobbits or Gandalf in the trailer, then this video should hit the spot. The production diary is jam-packed with shots of them moving around set both in and out of scenes, and it genuinely seems like the entire crew of the movie is having a great time filming it.
Those of you hoping to one day visit Hobbiton yourselves are in luck, too. In the video, Jackson explains that when they built the Shire set this time they used long-lasting materials so the set can stay standing even after filming on “The Hobbit” has finished. That’s probably the greatest Christmas gift any of us received this year. Don’t tell our families we said so.