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Filming locations mentioned in Production Video #6


Mar 4 2012, 5:47am

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Watched for the filming locations mentioned in the video. Plenty of new information since the last topic. Attaching links to Google Maps. Comparing with locations from the first three movies, Mr Jackson gets much use out of one general area - Paradise, New Zealand, for instance.

Street View in Google Maps often notes the date of the image in the very lower left hand corner of the image. Google Earth usually has the date of an image in the lower left hand corner too. For instance, the aerial image of Hobbiton is from 29 April 2010. I would suspect the site is being prepared and groomed well in advance of filming.

Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

Mangaotaki/Denize Bluffs, New Zealand

Turoa Ski Area, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand Mr Jackson has made good use of this little stream. Cool

Strath Taieri, Middlemarch, New Zealand

Rock and Pillar Range, Otago, New Zealand

Earnslaw Burn, Glenorchy, New Zealand

Earnslaw Burn Track takes one to impressive views of Mt Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi. For instance, this on Travel Channel's website: http://www.travelchannel.com/...estic-alpine-scenery

(Treble Cone) Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Rd, Wanaka, New Zealand

Paradise, New Zealand Mr Jackson has made very good use of this area! Cool

Eweburn Station, Te Anau, New Zealand

Braemar Station, Tekapo, New Zealand

Pelorus Bridge, New Zealand

Corrections are welcome! :-)

Edit: Curiously, I had noticed, what filming location is not mentioned. Harwoods Hole at Canaan Downs. Home of Smaug?

As an aside, in another topic, I noticed the comments about movie sets visible in Google Maps and Google Earth. Once a person knows the date the image was taken, it can be surmised sometimes what is being filmed. This could be a time consuming hobby.

Sets visible from the Narnia movies:
Concrete pad that supported the Dawn Treader: http://maps.google.com/...00470922fee6b781b340
Set for the Telmarine castle in Prince Caspian: http://maps.google.com/...00472d50cf7a02de8cda

(This post was edited by ceppault on Mar 4 2012, 5:56am)

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