Peter Jackson has spent quite a bit in his projects in Middle Earth with Lord of the Rings being the foremost and most popular. It’s highly unlikely in the present day that you’ll meet anyone who hasn’t at least heard of the films if not the books. Indeed, Peter Jackson had done quite a bit and went on to even rake in more fans of the franchise even if a considerable number of them are largely unfamiliar with the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Anyway, Peter Jackson caused even more waves when he finally got the chance (not to mention the license which was still incredibly limited) to adapt Tolkien’s prequel novel for Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit into film.
The success of just the first installment of The Hobbit film trilogy, An Unexpected Journey, proved to be overwhelming throughout the world with the fandom seemingly unable to wait for more. An Unexpected Journey even went on to have an extended edition with scenes not present in the original now available for viewing on home video. The recent release of the trailer for the second installment, Desolation of Smaug, also proved to be well received by fans as it showed some of the scenes that viewers can expect one the film finally hits theaters.
In the meantime though, Peter Jackson has left us with a few entries on his video blog featuring some antics involved in making the pick-up shots for the films. Some of this includes the substance that is used to make the bird shot in Radagast’s hair convincing. This means that as the films go on, the little patch of poo that starts out rather wet-looking in the first film but eventually dries up and cracks. This just goes to show the kind of attention for detail the crew of The Hobbit is capable of…
Anyway, asides from a few other scenes, like the scene with Bard and the actor who will be cast as his son and of course the infamous reel involving the rather suggestive rolling and thrusting of Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly on the mechanical horse (with Orlando Bloom seemingly on the receiving end), one scene stands over the rest. This is the scene that depicts the 13 dwarves of the film series working out in a form of wacky dance aerobics complete with their props that serve as their bulk in the films proper.