In a lengthy post about shooting The Hobbit at 48 frames per second earlier this week director Peter Jackson said a video from the set was on its way, and now it is here. All 10 minutes of it.
In the video, titled ‘Start of Production’, Jackson shows us around various sets including Bag End (the home of Bilbo Baggins), Elrond’s Chambers and The Goblin Tunnels. We also get a peak at the costume department, and we see all the dwarf actors, along with Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman, preparing for a scene. It’s a must watch for all Lord of the Rings fans.
The production will be posting many more videos like this over the next few years, so follow Peter Jackson on Facebook for the latest on the movie.
The Hobbit follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.