Watch: 'The Hobbit' Production Video Blog Chronicles Pick-Up Scenes

November 5, 2013
Source: YouTube

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

It's been an overload of stuff from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug over the past couple days. While we figured the hype had died down for awhile following the release of an extended three-minute trailer yesterday, director Peter Jackson has returned with a new production blog. It's been a few months since the last update, as the last production diary let us know that the film wouldn't be appearing at Comic-Con this year, but this new video makes it worth the wait. The 12th production blog highlights all the pick-up scenes that the cast and crew had to shoot this summer. As always, the best bits come from seeing the actors in full make-up but out of character on the set, and what an incredible set it seems to be. Watch!

Here's Production Video #12 from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from YouTube:

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug lands in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 13th.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Bonus. Roll on the movie.

Carpola on Nov 5, 2013


The only production diary vids I'm sincerely thrilled to watch.

Nick Sears on Nov 5, 2013


I cant imagine breathing in the world without PETER JACKSON .... and that was NOT a lie.

Ehsan Davodi on Nov 5, 2013


Well the extras was the real treasure on The Hobbit Blu-ray...

cobrazombie on Nov 6, 2013


Hey Hobbit fans! Have you seen this amazing riddle game? Check it out at

Davide on Nov 30, 2013


As always, the best bits come from seeing the actors in full make-up but out of character on the set, and what an incredible set it seems to be.

Reel Men on Dec 2, 2013

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