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Last day of shooting



-Bugi-
Registered User


Jul 25 2013, 7:40pm


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Last day of shooting

PJs facebook :

Our last day of shooting.

Ever since starting these blogs, there's been something I thought I'd like to try one day (as well as answering the other 19 questions I owe you!) - blogging throughout a shoot day in real time. Try to give you all a feeling for what we deal with on an average day.

Today is not exactly "average", given it's our last day of shooting, but if I don't do it today, I never will!

So here goes ... I'll try to update as much as I can during the day. At least with a quick photo. Text will depend a little on how busy it gets.

Right now, it's just gone 6.30am here in Wellington. I'm in bed, about to get up! I didn't get much sleep - too stressed about how we're going to get through everything we need to shoot. I kept running it over in my mind.

We're shooting scenes for Film 3 today. Stuff you will see in Dec 2014, so I'm going to try and make this honest, but spoiler free.

I've been lying here in pitch darkness, watching fight rehearsals over and over again. Our stunt co-ordinatior, 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.

Our shoot day starts at 8.30am, and is supposed to finish at 7.30pm. I suspect we'll be working late. Whenever we work a long day, I joke with the crew that I'm just softening them up for when Jim Cameron shows up in Wellington to shoot Avatar 2 and 3. Well ... It's not really a joke.

I'll try and update often today.

A ty mor ho! hoj mor ho! detvo mjho rodu,
kto kradmou rukou siahne na tvoju slobodu;
a o i tam duu d v tom boji divokom:
Mor ty len, a vo neby, ako by otrokom.
- S. Chalupka


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 25 2013, 8:03pm


Views: 4900
This will be interesting! Good fun! Thanks PJ :-) (links in post)

PJ will be updating us via his facebook profile, which is here. You don't need a facebook page to view PJ's page.

Update 1 (see OP above) - Here

Update 2 - Dawn over Wellington.

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(This post was edited by DanielLB on Jul 25 2013, 8:06pm)


Bombadil
Half-elven


Jul 25 2013, 8:46pm


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Don't you jus' LOVE PJ? such a sweetHeart///

 


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jul 25 2013, 9:10pm


Views: 4735
This man just doesn't know when to quit - thank goodness!

"Final day of filming. What more can I do to share this Hobbit experience with the fans? I know! I'll sit down periodically throughout my unbelievably hectic 20-hour work day and blog about it! Yup, that'll be fun!"

Truly, I don't know how he does it, except that he's doing something he absolutely loves and gets energy from knowing others are interested, too.

Thank you, Peter.

Now take a month off on a tropical island somewhere.Smile


TheSexyBeard
Lorien


Jul 25 2013, 9:48pm


Views: 4768
Thoin fight

The first image is labelled as "Thorin fight" (can be seen on the camera) wonder if this from the Bo5A against Azog or Bolg.

It's cool Jackson, is doing this, I'm looking forward to more updates. His cat seems nice.

Yes, my username is terrible.


cats16
Valinor

Jul 25 2013, 9:54pm


Views: 4701
This is fantastic!!

PJ, saying it simply, gets it.

So much dedication and thoughtfulness, despite it probably being one of the most emotional days of his career. Of course the journey doesn't end here, and he still has a mountain of work left on these films. But that last day of shooting...it stays with you. With the scope, detail, and extensiveness of these films, he must be beyond exhaustion. Maybe he'll have his own "Well, I'm back" moment as he shuts the door coming home this evening. Thumbs way up to PJ, who, in my mind, gets up everyday because of the fans. I will never have a shred of doubt about his dedication to his craft, the texts, and the fans. He's his own breed, and continually shows his quality. Smile

There are going to be many sad people in NZ, and around the world when we see that shooting has finished in the next x hours. I remember watching that incredibly sad, yet uplifting part of the LOTR extras about his difficulties in taking that last shot of the trilogy. Just kept going. I can't wait to see this trilogy's conclusion (most likely being recorded by several people on set. Maybe even a couple of actors, who knows?).

Cheers to a fun, successful, and reflective final day of shooting, everyone. Heart Smile


Na Vedui
Rohan


Jul 25 2013, 10:00pm


Views: 4707
Who's left?

Does anyone know which of the Dwarves and other characters are still shooting on the last day? I gather several have Twittered or Facebooked to say they're done already, but not sure who's still in the ring.


Voronw_the_Faithful
Valinor

Jul 25 2013, 10:06pm


Views: 4665
Mr. Smudge is clearly a being to be reckoned with

Discuss.

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

The Hall of Fire


Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 25 2013, 10:08pm


Views: 4694
From what I've gathered

Graham McTavish, Adam Brown and Stephen Hunter are left. Not sure about the rest of the dwarves.


(This post was edited by Carne on Jul 25 2013, 10:11pm)


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 25 2013, 10:16pm


Views: 4639
Put on some wings

And he'd make a purrfect Balrog.

WinkAngelic

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Brethil
Half-elven


Jul 25 2013, 10:22pm


Views: 4613
I agree Bomby!

The dedication and love that goes into these works is truly a gift. Angelic Thanks goodness for it!

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Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 25 2013, 10:27pm


Views: 4681
Dean O'Gorman just tweeted that he is off to the studio

https://twitter.com/...s/360525549862531073


Brethil
Half-elven


Jul 25 2013, 10:29pm


Views: 4612
I'd like to see Mr. Smudge's Facebook page

Day 5,562 of the mysterious reason PJ has to leave my house. I told him to stop saying such things about Dwarves. I've read the books and they aren't a bad sort. I told him to stop talking like that martin-human I keep hearing about but he didn't listen.

Day 5,897 of the mysterious reason PJ has to leave my house. Off he goes. On his eighth cup of tea already. I tried to tell him his shoes don't match but he didn't listen.

Day 6,785 of the mysterious reason PJ has to leave my house. He has two phones in hand, one on each side of his head. I tried to tell him he looks like Princess Leia but he didn't listen.

Day 6,789 of the mysterious reason PJ has to leave my house. I told him to take my picture. He listened. Go me. Smudge out.



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DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 25 2013, 10:33pm


Views: 4633
New picture just in ... Mr.Smudge *IS* Smaug



Smaug always did look rather feline!

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Brethil
Half-elven


Jul 25 2013, 10:36pm


Views: 4604
You didn't even post *spoiler* !!!

  
CoolSmileSmileSmileSmileSlySlySly

(Wiping coffee from my keyboard now, thanks Daniel!!!)

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TheSexyBeard
Lorien


Jul 25 2013, 10:46pm


Views: 4594
Penguins to be 6th army at Bo5A confirmed.

https://www.facebook.com/...p;type=1&theater

Yes, my username is terrible.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 25 2013, 11:12pm


Views: 4562
A friend is wondering about Mr Smudge's breed

(apart from part-Balrog, of course).

Main Coon? Norwegian Forest cat? What do people think?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Saurons master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Bombadil
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 12:14am


Views: 4510
Mr. Smudge Needs his Own Thread!

"Life w/PJ,Fran& Kids!"
With serious
Cat Commentary
Voice OVER?

"DAD hasn't Brushed me in Weeks?"
"He keeps coming Home, Smelling like Trolls?"
"I own all the SHOES in thiz House!"

Might be a great Companion DISC!


Owain
Tol Eressea


Jul 26 2013, 1:28am


Views: 4443
Good stuff!

Smile

Middle Earth is New Zealand!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


bruinen
Bree


Jul 26 2013, 1:28am


Views: 4461
Yes! Awesome!

Totally unexpected but amazing gift. Just...wow.

My Avatar: the desk Tolkien used when he wrote The Hobbit...now on display at Wheaton College.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 26 2013, 1:35am


Views: 4524
Really interesting snippet from his latest update:

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 when "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!


The music update is here.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Saurons master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


cats16
Valinor

Jul 26 2013, 1:37am


Views: 4457
Lots of threads on PJ's comments to be coming, I'm sure

He's really giving us some great insight into his mind with these films.

The newest one, about the music, is very interesting. I think he's acknowledging complaints that we've heard (and some have made) here.


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Jul 26 2013, 1:38am


Views: 4448
Thrilled!

I was thrilled when he posted that. Thrilled!

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


Ardamr
Valinor


Jul 26 2013, 2:05am


Views: 4433
Cameron

Love the comment about Cameron. Laugh

Peter seems to be a genuinely nice guy. This is a great treat! And I was shocked he mentioned the remaining 19 questions! Hopefully we'll get them over the next two years!

"...not till now have I understood the tale of your people and their fall.
As wicked fools I scorned them, but I pity them at last.
For if this is indeed, as the Eldar say, the gift of the One to Men,
it is bitter to receive." -Arwen Undmiel




grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 26 2013, 2:56am


Views: 4425
*flying tackle hug... with tears*

I've always wanted to spend the day with you, Peter... and here's my chance. You've made more than one wish come true over the past14+ years... and I'll always love you and your entire filmic family for that!

Your last day of filming, and here you're thinking of us. Very classy, sir... very cool :)

Love you more than Ice Cream!

Thank you... for all of it. No words worthy... :)

Let me know if you need some help. I'll be right over!


4th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - May 1, 2013



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



TIME Google Calendar
TORn's Geeky Observations Lists (updated soon)


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Jul 26 2013, 3:02am


Views: 1561
Big Richard, Little Richard, Medium Richard

That is classic the latest post. And it shows how truly difficult a task it is to work with scale like he has had two. 13 dwarves, plus Dain et.al, plus a hobbit (smaller yet) and men and elves. I can't imagine how difficult it's been. Love that shot he just posted.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


droidsocket
Lorien

Jul 26 2013, 3:24am


Views: 1530
Any one have an idea?

How come there are three different scale actors?


Brethil
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 4:07am


Views: 1504
Scale of Thorin; tooth of wolf; Witch-king's mummy; maw and gulf ...


In Reply To
That is classic the latest post. And it shows how truly difficult a task it is to work with scale like he has had two. 13 dwarves, plus Dain et.al, plus a hobbit (smaller yet) and men and elves. I can't imagine how difficult it's been. Love that shot he just posted.




...are just some oddments in SPJ's day.

I agree with your sentiments absolutely H-S! Cool

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Metal Slug
Rivendell

Jul 26 2013, 4:16am


Views: 1504
Finally

getting some good info about the series. Not sure about Dwalin's armor and Thorin's outfit if they're supposed to be in TBoFA. For some reason, I'm expecting the dwarf lords to be decked out and dressed to the hilt after visiting the Royal Armory. Maybe the Thorins took their armor off for lunch.

Really glad that Pete thinks Shore's score is great! Don't like all the green screen though.


Metal Slug
Rivendell

Jul 26 2013, 5:18am


Views: 1477
Quote PJ,


Quote
We're battling on, shooting Thorin in a climatic duel for the third movie. Finishing the entire shoot with the end of his story. Fitting I guess. It's obviously not the very end of the movie itself. That scene was actually shot about 2 years ago. But it's tough emotional stuff to punch on with into the night. Keeps us on our toes until the bitter end!


So, old Bilbo with Ian Holm perhaps to end the tale?


Old Toby
Grey Havens


Jul 26 2013, 5:38am


Views: 1410
Maybe I'm not doing something but I can't access his page

it says I have to sign in or log on? I see the picture okay, and what comment there is, but that's it. (I am completely lost on the Facebook thing) How do you navigate to another of his posts?

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)

(This post was edited by Old Toby on Jul 26 2013, 5:46am)


Old Toby
Grey Havens


Jul 26 2013, 5:55am


Views: 1389
Never mind, I think I got the hang of it now.....duh.....

Tongue Sometimes I wonder how I make it to work in the morning!

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 5:57am


Views: 1391
Did you just

need to scroll down the page?
I wondered if that was all that was needed. Smile


Old Toby
Grey Havens


Jul 26 2013, 6:02am


Views: 1383
Yeah, um, embarrassing as it is

that's what I had to do. sigh. I attribute every stupid moment I have to my age. It's not my fault. I once had more brain cells, but, alas, they are disappearing at an alarming rate. My only consolation is that at some point I just won't care. Cool

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 6:07am


Views: 1390
Well,

your current set of brain cells managed to figure out the problem, so you can't be too far gone. Cool


Yngwulff
Gondor


Jul 26 2013, 6:08am


Views: 1377
Clearly

Love of the halfing's pipe weed has addled his mind LOL .....Wink

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.



Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 26 2013, 6:22am


Views: 1438
Well, let's see.

I can't think of anything much smaller than the dwarves to need a large scale actor for, because he's already in the right proportion to be next to Hobbits, and next to wizards and Elves they either use Richard kneeling, etc. or they would use a smaller scale double. So, then my guess would be....

Large Thorin (Richard Armitage) = Thorin with other dwarves, Bilbo and in close ups with wizards and Elves
Medium Thorin = Thorin vs large orcs or scale shots with wizards and Elves and Men
Small Thorin = Thorin with Beorn, or maybe even Smaug? Shocked

Silverlode

"Dark is the water of Kheled-zram, and cold are the springs of Kibil-nla, and fair were the many-pillared halls of Khazad-dm in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings beneath the stone."



Yngwulff
Gondor


Jul 26 2013, 6:26am


Views: 1400
yup


Quote
Large Thorin (Richard Armitage) = Thorin with other dwarves, Bilbo and in close ups with wizards and Elves
Medium Thorin = Thorin vs large orcs or scale shots with wizards and Elves and Men
Small Thorin = Thorin with Beorn, or maybe even Smaug?



That would be my guess as well

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.



duats
Grey Havens

Jul 26 2013, 6:42am


Views: 1398
My guess is Beorn

Armitage is already to-scale with Freeman and the other dwarves. Given that Smaug is a completely CG creation (and can be made to whatever size for scaling purposes), there would be absolutely no need for a mini Thorin in scenes with Smaug.

Thorin standing next to a man that's supposed to be 10-feet tall, on the other hand..


(This post was edited by duats on Jul 26 2013, 6:43am)


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 26 2013, 6:48am


Views: 1369
Yes, good point.

They shouldn't really need a scale for Smaug (or for Beorn in bear form, for that matter), so HumanBeorn it is. And from the size of BearBeorn in the trailer the scale seems about right, assuming he's roughly the same mass in both bear and human form.

Silverlode

"Dark is the water of Kheled-zram, and cold are the springs of Kibil-nla, and fair were the many-pillared halls of Khazad-dm in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings beneath the stone."



Kili Son of Dis
The Shire


Jul 26 2013, 10:26am


Views: 1317
But

will be released on video vlog? Evil

"Many who live deserve death, and many of those that die deserve life. You are able to assess, Frodo? Do not be too eager to bestow death and judgment. Even the wisest do not know all the outcomes."



Skaan
Lorien


Jul 26 2013, 10:46am


Views: 1348
Sorry if this has been posted somewhere and i simply didn't see it,

But is there a place somewhere where i can see the full blog in order of the time it's posted? I'm not very experienced with Facebook myself so i find it a bit confusing to navigate. But i just want to make sure i haven't missed anything because the different updates seem to be all over the place (unless i'm just being stupidTongue).


Bexlin
Rivendell


Jul 26 2013, 10:57am


Views: 1341
All done!!

"The last shot.
Big monitors, main unit. Small screens bottom right, splinter.
We're neck and neck ... Shooting our final shots at the same time.
10.32 pm. 4 or 5 takes so far.
No, wait ... Done! While I was typing this, we shot more takes and finished! Richard was fantastic. Splinter almost done. Minutes away.
Smiles and happiness... And sadness. Yikes, very sad."https://www.facebook.com/PeterJacksonNZ


(This post was edited by Bexlin on Jul 26 2013, 10:58am)


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jul 26 2013, 11:13am


Views: 1299
11:10 p.m. - What must they be feeling right now?

Thanks for taking us along on the final wild ride, Mr. Jackson and Crew. Thanks for sharing it all.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 26 2013, 11:17am


Views: 1269
Just go to:

https://www.facebook.com/...Z?hc_location=stream.

And scroll down. Smile


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Starling
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 11:24am


Views: 1279
I keep thinking there's going to be one more

They don't seem quite finished to me.


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 11:27am


Views: 1268
If you look at each photo / update he has posted,

it will tell you at the top how long ago it was posted, so that will give you the order. You just need to check each side of the page as you scroll down, then you won't miss anything.


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jul 26 2013, 11:36am


Views: 1257
Needs TWO more!

A goodbye to Thorin, and a goodnight from Mr Smudge.

"There is a long road yet," said Gandalf. "But it is the last road," said Bilbo.


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 11:46am


Views: 1236
Mr Smudge will be getting grouchy,

waiting for his Dadda to come home. I bet he is an expert in those feline dirty looks.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 26 2013, 11:50am


Views: 1237
Me too

Seeing the appendices for LOTR. He kept on going with pick ups and adding more scenes.
I can't imagine PJ just going to edit both movies now and not wanting to add some scenes or something. Maybe all could be done digitally. But I have a feeling we might see another get together next year, to get some extra scenes done.
Also from what I read from actors (John Callen/Oin wrote a wonderful good bye yesterday to fans) they all see the entire period from March 2011 till now as one period. So this wouldn't be a pick up, just a late planned filming moment. Which could mean we could get an actual pick up next year.



DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 26 2013, 11:58am


Views: 1286
I can't believe it's all over ...

Well ... not for them. They've still got to make the film, but how sad that the final scene *ever* in Peter Jackson's Middle-earth has now been completed.

Big congratulations to everyone involved. Thanks for everything.

Smile

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Starling
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 12:08pm


Views: 1270
Just tell PJ

to make The Silmarillion next. That's what every second person on the facebook comments seems to say! Crazy


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 26 2013, 12:57pm


Views: 1222
I've put links to all of PJ's updates in this weeks Hobbit Headlines.

Click here and go to the bottom-ish of the post. They're all in order.

Smile

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Kendalf
Rohan


Jul 26 2013, 1:01pm


Views: 1229
The truth is revealed!


In Reply To
The first image is labelled as "Thorin fight" (can be seen on the camera) wonder if this from the Bo5A against Azog or Bolg.


Well, if I'm not mistaken, that's Manu Bennett in the green balaclava in the so-called "last shot".

Which tells us everything we need to know...

"I have found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."


Noria
Gondor

Jul 26 2013, 1:02pm


Views: 1186
Yes, the part about the music is interesting

Whatever you think of his movies, you have to admit that PJ is just great to the fans of those movies. What a gift! I was too tired to stay up last night to read the whole thing but it was fascinating.

About the music, PJ goes on to say:

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.

This is how I see AUJ and probably its sequels, not so much as conventional prequels to PJs LotR but almost as continuations, though not literally of course. AUJ starts just hours before FotR began and its action takes place well in the past, but it is a look back from the time of LotR. So the intro with Bilbo and Frodo was absolutely necessary as was, I suppose, the LotR music and other nods to the trilogy. Other approaches could have been taken but PJ chose to tie AUJ to its predecessors in this fashion. I like it.

Though I love the film score as it is and was happy to revisit the old themes, I rather prefer the soundtrack CD. I hope that the score of DoS and its original soundtrack are more in sync.


Metal Slug
Rivendell

Jul 26 2013, 1:11pm


Views: 1204
How can you tell?

I thought he went to Comic Con a few days ago, don't know if he would have gone if they needed him around. Maybe it is him, I dont hardly know what he looks like. Tongue


Kendalf
Rohan


Jul 26 2013, 1:20pm


Views: 1209
D'oh!


In Reply To
I thought he went to Comic Con a few days ago, don't know if he would have gone if they needed him around. Maybe it is him, I dont hardly know what he looks like. Tongue


Ha! Maybe I'm wrong then! Crazy

"I have found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."


flameofudun
Lorien

Jul 26 2013, 1:22pm


Views: 1204
Do you mean the shot where it appears thorin is kneeling over an actor with the green screen on him?

Because this would mean azog is killed by thorin, who is killed by bolg who Is killed by beorn

''We are very dangerous over short distances''

-Gimli


flameofudun
Lorien

Jul 26 2013, 1:25pm


Views: 1194
Maybe Conan Stevens?

 

''We are very dangerous over short distances''

-Gimli


Kendalf
Rohan


Jul 26 2013, 1:35pm


Views: 1173
Ha!


In Reply To
This would mean azog is killed by thorin, who is killed by bolg who Is killed by beorn


And the award for Sentence of the Day goes to ... Laugh

"I have found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."


flameofudun
Lorien

Jul 26 2013, 1:35pm


Views: 1180
You were right

2 more updates on his page!

''We are very dangerous over short distances''

-Gimli


flameofudun
Lorien

Jul 26 2013, 1:37pm


Views: 1171
Why thank you!

Now how about that Conan Stevens thing, what's your input?

''We are very dangerous over short distances''

-Gimli


Kendalf
Rohan


Jul 26 2013, 1:38pm


Views: 1163
Possibly


In Reply To
Maybe Conan Stevens?


Hmm. It's possible, obviously, but if I had to bet I'd still put my money on Bennett...

Doesn't seem to have quite a protruding enough jaw for Stevens
Crazy

"I have found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."


(This post was edited by Kendalf on Jul 26 2013, 1:39pm)


Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 26 2013, 1:44pm


Views: 1153
It does indeed resemble Manu Bennett

Though I think he already mentioned on Twitter that he was done shooting.


Bombadil
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 1:49pm


Views: 1154
Does this mean we will see their WRAP PARTY TOO?

They probably all to be together for their Goodbyes Today...
OR he might save that for a Vlog later this year..
Bomby would love to see one Group shot on PJ's FB
page


flameofudun
Lorien

Jul 26 2013, 1:52pm


Views: 1142
Maybe a random Orc then?

Because what I said was dumb, Conan Stevens is the killer of thorin,not the other way around,.... Besides now we know that thorin dies, and fili and kili, we even see thorin gravelly wounded

''We are very dangerous over short distances''

-Gimli


Shagrat
Gondor

Jul 26 2013, 1:57pm


Views: 1145
Can't be Manu Bennett

He appears to be in Canada right now:

https://twitter.com/manubennett


(This post was edited by Shagrat on Jul 26 2013, 2:01pm)


flameofudun
Lorien

Jul 26 2013, 2:12pm


Views: 1128
Pj confirmed another vlog about DOS

In his last vlog about DOS, so maybe then we will see wrap ups

''We are very dangerous over short distances''

-Gimli


Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 26 2013, 2:17pm


Views: 1133
I really hope there's a "Last days of filming" on the TABA DVD/Blu-ray

Like the one for ROTK with PJ just doing the same shot over and over again, obviously not wanting it to end.

And all the different actors crying Frown


(This post was edited by Carne on Jul 26 2013, 2:17pm)


MomoftheShire
Rivendell

Jul 26 2013, 2:21pm


Views: 1109
Medium Thorin

My guess is he is RA's stunt double.


MomoftheShire
Rivendell

Jul 26 2013, 2:24pm


Views: 1119
Nope!

Bet that is being saved for a video blog!


dormouse
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 3:24pm


Views: 1069
That was brilliant....

... such a good way to round off the whole series and make everyone feel part of it.

Whether any of them ever sees this or not, I just say thanks for everything! Smile


dormouse
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 3:25pm


Views: 1055
Can't I just agree.....? ;-) //

 


JWPlatt
Grey Havens


Jul 26 2013, 3:42pm


Views: 1083
The Green Tint

And yet PJ's fanboys would continue to say that Peter Jackson doesn't have one moment to spare to personally address the issue of The Green Tint in the FOTR EE Blu-ray indiscriminately laid on top of the entire film - apart from the separate matter of the new color grading - and admit there was a mistake.

Peter and Warner Brothers - what are you hiding from, and why?


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Old Toby
Grey Havens


Jul 26 2013, 3:50pm


Views: 1038
Thank you DanielB! You da Bomb!!

This is great, having it all in one place!! Smile

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)


Werde Spinner
Rohan


Jul 26 2013, 3:52pm


Views: 1935
Maybe they'll get their own spin-off series?

I would totally watch 'The Penguins of Middle-earth'. Anyone else with me? Laugh

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."


Werde Spinner
Rohan


Jul 26 2013, 3:54pm


Views: 1931
And yet people say he doesn't care about the fans.

Clearly, they are wrong. It is so amazing and touching that PJ shared this with all of us - including all those pictures, too. Wow. What a wonderful man. Heart We love you, PJ.

Even so, I'm over here in a puddle of tears at the thought that this the end of cinematic Middle-earth... Unsure

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."


Old Toby
Grey Havens


Jul 26 2013, 3:57pm


Views: 1954
It's done.

I just know that after the last credits roll on the last film, I'll feel so sad that I have no more of PJ's glorious Middle-earth movies to look forward to. The end of an era. As one poster put it, "Don't be sad they're over; be glad they were made." For me, it's both.

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)


flameofudun
Lorien

Jul 26 2013, 4:03pm


Views: 1953
Well as people have told me

Tolkien and middle earth will never be done. And we hear at theonering.net will continue talking about it and loving it forever! There is an infinite amount of topics to discuss.

''We are very dangerous over short distances''

-Gimli


Glorfindela
Valinor


Jul 26 2013, 4:27pm


Views: 1920
Emerging from my sulk, just to say

that I think this is a Maine Coone, which is probably descended from similar cats that originated in northern Europe, possibly belonging to Vikings (hence, perhaps, the similarity to the Norwegian Forest Cat breed). It could be larger than PJ's Pugs.

Wonderful account of last day of shooting from PJ the man is an absolute star and I very much appreciate his efforts to keep everyone informed about progress on the film.


In Reply To
(apart from part-Balrog, of course).

Main Coon? Norwegian Forest cat? What do people think?



Foromir
Rivendell


Jul 26 2013, 4:55pm


Views: 1909
This was a special day.

And even I, living literally on the other side of the planet, feel somehow involved because of this wonderful blog. A wholehearted thank you PJ!


Esmeralda
Bree


Jul 26 2013, 5:27pm


Views: 1892
I see chain mail

peeking out beneath the 3-Thorins' coats, and around the arms. Dwalin looks chin-to-shin chain as well, so maybe that is the Bo5A armor. I rather like the look myself - especially with the broad shoulder guards on both guys, and it does give them the advantage of maneuverability, so I hope to see them leaping and swinging about. Let the elves have their fancy-shmancy filigrees and elegant overlapping weaves of scale mail. These are working-dwarves, they wear what they need to get the job done :).


adnan
Rivendell


Jul 26 2013, 7:47pm


Views: 1857
Hats off...

To P.J and his amazing crew/team. Has there ever been a director so fan-oriented?
I admire his passion for the material and love for cinema (yes including the liberties he takes). People may say the thrid movie was a cash-grab, but I have no doubt in my mind he legitimately wanted to give us all he could before bowing out of Middle Earth.

I am confident the final two film's will have a nice balance of Bilbo moments and other epicness; which is exactly what I wanted to see in a Hobbit 'movie'.

Rivendell


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 26 2013, 8:51pm


Views: 1830
Yes, this is why we love him.

The last, possibly the most exhausting, emotional day of the whole shoot, he can't sleep for thinking and worrying over it, and he says to himself "I think I'll blog all day today". HeartHeartHeartCool

Silverlode

"Dark is the water of Kheled-zram, and cold are the springs of Kibil-nla, and fair were the many-pillared halls of Khazad-dm in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings beneath the stone."



Brethil
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 8:55pm


Views: 1811
MODS UP!


In Reply To
The last, possibly the most exhausting, emotional day of the whole shoot, he can't sleep for thinking and worrying over it, and he says to himself "I think I'll blog all day today". HeartHeartHeartCool


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Bombadil
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 9:02pm


Views: 1830
Bomby is much Older than PJ...

and My Prayers were ALWAYS worrying
about PJ's WeightGAIN?

... after his incident..

THAT OlympicWORKload?
SO Sigh,
a Sigh
..... of RELIEF !

Your Brother..
Bomby


dormouse
Half-elven


Jul 26 2013, 9:25pm


Views: 1786
Hear, hear! //

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 26 2013, 9:43pm


Views: 1780
I wonder which one is Richard ;) //

 


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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



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Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Jul 26 2013, 9:50pm


Views: 1787
Me too!

I find myself wistful and sad somewhat knowing it's coming to and end, but not just yet. We do have a year and a half yet to savor the wonderful movies SPJ has created and I can't wait to experience them. I will cry I know at the end of TABA and most likely all the way through. Not ashamed to say it. I will miss my visual journey to Middle Earth and thank goodness PJ took the time and effort to involve the fans the way he did. He is an exceptional man and human being. Not many out there.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Jul 26 2013, 9:56pm


Views: 1782
Gee....

Hmmm well unless the guy on the left is 8 feet tall LOL.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


flameofudun
Lorien

Jul 27 2013, 9:40am


Views: 1731
You act like

U can't just go watch the movie whenever, and like after this, Tolkien is done. We will always have middle earth even after TABA is finished. Remember that. Middle earth will always be there for us to enjoy.

''We are very dangerous over short distances''

-Gimli


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Jul 27 2013, 2:14pm


Views: 1695
Clarifying

I see how you could get that impression that wasn't where I was going with it though. I will be sad that the journey on the big screen will be over and that the story as far as PJ's films is finished. I will most definitely still enjoy them on DVD and also of course Professor Tolkien's wonderful works which I continue to enjoy. I will just be sad that the film portion has been finished is all.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 28 2013, 5:35am


Views: 1658
Thanks, Glorfindela. :) /

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Saurons master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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patrickk
Rohan

Jul 28 2013, 6:13am


Views: 1738
In Rivendell


In Reply To

Quote
Large Thorin (Richard Armitage) = Thorin with other dwarves, Bilbo and in close ups with wizards and Elves
Medium Thorin = Thorin vs large orcs or scale shots with wizards and Elves and Men
Small Thorin = Thorin with Beorn, or maybe even Smaug?



That would be my guess as well

In Rivendell whne Elrond and the elves ride in on horses and surrounded the dwarves they were using the small scale doubles there