What does it take to shoot one of the biggest films ever made, with one of the largest crews ever assembled, on location? Jackson's latest entry into his production diary shows exactly what's needed to move the Hobbit production into the wilds of New Zealand. (Hint: It's exhausting.)
It was just a week ago that we got the Hobbit teaser, and still more video goodies from Middle-earth show up? What did we do to get so lucky? Maybe it was that hobo we didn't kill.
Seriously, watching something like this—which details each and every thing that must be cataloged, packed, fed, moved and paid in order to get The Hobbit on film (or hard drive, as the case may be)—it's amazing that anyone even tries to mount something so logistically ambitious ... let alone pulls it off.