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Last day of shooting
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-Bugi-
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Jul 25 2013, 7:40pm

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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 môjho rodu,
kto kradmou rukou siahne na tvoju slobodu;
a čo i tam dušu dáš v tom boji divokom:
Mor ty len, a voľ nebyť, ako byť otrokom.
- S. Chalupka


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 25 2013, 8:03pm

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This will be interesting! Good fun! Thanks PJ :-) (links in post) [In reply to] Can't 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/// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jul 25 2013, 9:10pm

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This man just doesn't know when to quit - thank goodness! [In reply to] Can't Post

"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

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Thoin fight [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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This is fantastic!! [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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Who's left? [In reply to] Can't Post

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.


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Jul 25 2013, 10:06pm

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Mr. Smudge is clearly a being to be reckoned with [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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From what I've gathered [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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Put on some wings [In reply to] Can't Post

And he'd make a purrfect Balrog.

WinkAngelic

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Brethil
Half-elven


Jul 25 2013, 10:22pm

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I agree Bomby! [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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Dean O'Gorman just tweeted that he is off to the studio [In reply to] Can't Post

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


Brethil
Half-elven


Jul 25 2013, 10:29pm

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I'd like to see Mr. Smudge's Facebook page [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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New picture just in ... Mr.Smudge *IS* Smaug [In reply to] Can't Post



Smaug always did look rather feline!

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Brethil
Half-elven


Jul 25 2013, 10:36pm

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You didn't even post *spoiler* !!! [In reply to] Can't Post

  
CoolSmileSmileSmileSmileSlySlySly

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

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TheSexyBeard
Lorien


Jul 25 2013, 10:46pm

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Penguins to be 6th army at Bo5A confirmed. [In reply to] Can't Post

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

Yes, my username is terrible.


Ataahua
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Jul 25 2013, 11:12pm

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A friend is wondering about Mr Smudge's breed [In reply to] Can't Post

(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 Sauron’s 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

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Mr. Smudge Needs his Own Thread! [In reply to] Can't Post

"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

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Good stuff! [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile

Middle Earth is New Zealand!

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


bruinen
Bree


Jul 26 2013, 1:28am

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Yes! Awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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Really interesting snippet from his latest update: [In reply to] Can't Post

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 Sauron’s 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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cats16
Valinor

Jul 26 2013, 1:37am

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Lots of threads on PJ's comments to be coming, I'm sure [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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Thrilled! [In reply to] Can't Post

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


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jul 26 2013, 2:05am

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Cameron [In reply to] Can't Post

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 Undómiel




grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 26 2013, 2:56am

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*flying tackle hug... with tears* [In reply to] Can't Post

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!!



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