Here's a treat for fans of "The Hobbit": Peter Jackson has released a seventh production video from the set of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," which offers a tour of Stone Street Studios in New Zealand.
The expansive set -- which was also where "Lord of the Rings" and "King Kong" filmed previously -- houses all aspects of production, from makeup and weaponry to stunt coordination and special effects. Jackson is shown driving a golf cart around Stone Street, while individual department heads offer insight on their daily tasks.
It's all very Herculean in nature, not that you'd expect anything less from a film shoot that is jokingly referred to throughout the video diary as taking years.
"Hobbit" stars Luke Evans and James Nesbitt show up briefly in the clip, as well as a surprise guest in the final moments.
Watch in HD over on Facebook. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" arrives in theaters this December.
The Hobbit production diary #1 - Start of production (HD)
The first production diary video from The Hobbit, as posted by Peter Jackson on his facebook page. Enjoy!
THE HOBBIT, Production Video #2 [HD]
Second behind-the-scenes production video diary for The Hobbit from Peter Jackson.
THE HOBBIT, Production Video #3 [HD]
Third behind-the-scenes production video diary for The Hobbit from Peter Jackson!
THE HOBBIT, Production Video #4 [HD]
Fourth video diary for The Hobbit from Peter Jackson. You get more of a look at some of the aesthetics, the work put into creating a 3D movie, and a sneak peak at the actors themselves working. Thank you to everyone for being so great! I will always have these out to you as soon as they're available. And as you know, for disclaimer purposes, I own absolutely none of this. Just trying to share Peter Jackson's brilliance for the masses.
THE HOBBIT, Production Video #5 [HD]
Fifth behind-the-scenes video diary for The Hobbit from Peter Jackson. A little holiday treat from the team in New Zealand! Location shooting, more of the the actors and sets. I own nothing, as per usual.
THE HOBBIT, Production Video #6 [HD]
Continuation of location shooting, now for THE HOBBIT: PART 2. New Zealand is as gorgeous as ever, even with her somewhat temperamental weather. We get to see more of the actors in action, in costume. A little bit of the life on set. And of course interviews from the cast and crew, including the normally elusive Martin Freeman, Mr. Bilbo Baggins himself. Tumblr link: crieffandcrowley.tumblr.com Side note: I get CONSTANT inquires for when the next Hobbit production video will be uploaded, my favourite being, "why are you waiting so long to put up the next video?" To be clear: I am NOT Peter Jackson. I don't make these videos! The very thought makes me laugh senslessly. I upload them as Peter Jackson sends them out, which he does every few months or so. I can't rush him; I have absolutely no control in the matter. Keep in mind too that you need to allow them time to film in between production diaries and to gather new material for there to even BE a new video worth watching! That being said, cheers, and I'll see you when the next one comes around.
THE HOBBIT, Production Video #7 [HD]
Seventh behind-the-scenes video diary for The Hobbit from Peter Jackson