The Hobbit has posted yet another production blog on its Facebook page, and the series continues to set a high watermark in behind-the-scenes featurettes. Rather than just have interviews talking heads and a look at what’s happening on stage, these blogs have taken viewers into the true nitty-gritty of production. In the latest blog, we take a trip around the Stone Street stages, and get to drop in on the production offices to see the minor but crucial details like handing off new script pages, and trying to get flight arrangements for composer Howard Shore. We also move to the workshop aspects like building the prosthetics, weapons, and see the massive stages and backlot where green screens and hundreds of technicians create the movie magic we know and love. There are also visits to the actors’ trailers, the art department, and so much more. And stay tuned to the end for a big, Elfish reveal.
Hit the jump to check out the production blog. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens in 3D on December 14th. The Hobbit: There and Back Again opens in 3D on December 13th, 2013.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hobbit:
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.