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Updates on Filming Locations

ceppault
Bree


Feb 10 2013, 3:12am

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Information on filming locations continues to come out at the rate of a slow trickle. As in previous films, locations like Mount Sunday and others can be in very remote locations. Rationale noted in an article suggested that the production crews were less likely to have any problems.

Kaihoka Station, Kaihoka, New Zealand Pretty. Remote. Private property.

Braemar Station, Tekapo, New Zealand Confirmed in news articles as the site of the Warg Chase. One may lodge at Braemar Station. Pretty. Remote. Love it.

Pass Burn, Mavora - Greenstone Walkway, New Zealand Again, quite remote.

Have I mentioned how remote some of these places are?

Sorting through a few more new ones, and I am working on pinning them with some accuracy. I think only true, devout Ringers are going to some of these locations.

Production Locations on Google Maps
The Hobbit
The Return of the King
The Two Towers
The Fellowship of the Ring

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ceppault
Bree


Feb 10 2013, 4:02am

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For those having Google Maps on their computer, I am curious as to what we are seeing at Stone Street Studios for the image taken on 18 October 2011. This is viewed in Historical Imagery from the tool bar. A set is built on the backlot. What is it? Any ideas whatsoever? Timing suggests it is something for The Hobbit.

When the same location for Stone Street Studios is viewed online through Google Maps, it defaults to 2 March 2009. Historical Imagery can't be viewed in the online version of Maps. The next question is ... what set is built on the backlot on 2 March 2009? Any clues?

Keep in mind what is seen on Miramar Peninsula on Google Maps has nothing to do with The Hobbit. The image is from 2009 and shows the set for the failed production of the movie Kingdom Come. If you choose to view this on Google Earth, the most current image of the site shows the set for Dale on 12 December 2012. This image is fuzzy, but interesting.

Production Locations on Google Maps
The Hobbit
The Return of the King
The Two Towers
The Fellowship of the Ring

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Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Feb 10 2013, 5:21pm

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Have dates been announced for the additional shooting? [In reply to] Can't Post

Is "filming" taking place now?


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Feb 10 2013, 5:31pm

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No they don't go back till May. Unless they are doing just exterior shots.


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Feb 10 2013, 6:35pm

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I drove by Stone Street on 8 December '11 [In reply to] Can't Post

You could see the peaked roofs of frame buildings rising above the wall, some of them still under construction. We decided it was probably the set of Laketown. The quick shots we've seen of Laketown since then has convinced me that yes, that's what we saw.

Whether they had something else going on there in October, I can't say.




cartermoulton
Bree


Feb 10 2013, 7:01pm

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are they/did they build any on-location sets? [In reply to] Can't Post

aside from hobbiton? Any projects like the construction of Meduseld in LOTR? To my knowledge, the Laketown set was built in a studio; as was Rivendell, Radagast's hut, etc.

Why build inside when you've got such a beautiful, natural landscape (I'm aware of logistical reasons, but still!)

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ceppault
Bree


Feb 11 2013, 3:18am

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Thank you [In reply to] Can't Post

What is visible may only make sense once we see it in the movie.

Production Locations on Google Maps
The Hobbit
The Return of the King
The Two Towers
The Fellowship of the Ring


sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea

Feb 11 2013, 4:13am

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Location sets. [In reply to] Can't Post

It seems like both Laketown and Dale sets were built outdoors, much like Helm's Deep and Minas Tirith were. But i haven't seen much in the way of sets being built on location, like Edoras and Rivendell were for LotR, excepting Hobbiton of course. And while Radagast's abode was built on a set, i think i've seen photos of Beorn's house being built on location. But i guess we won't know for sure until December, or until the production diaries start coming out.


ceppault
Bree


Feb 11 2013, 7:49pm

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Paradise for Beorn's [In reply to] Can't Post

Paradise, Otago, New Zealand had sets built and various spy photos of the sets are available online. Various news articles report this as Beorn's place and the outskirts of Bree. Same filming location is also seen in previous LOTR films and the Chronicles of Narnia films.

Production Locations on Google Maps
The Hobbit
The Return of the King
The Two Towers
The Fellowship of the Ring

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