One of the many things I love about director Peter Jackson, is his willing us to bring us behind the scenes of his films. Ole’ cinefiles like myself like to see the makings of movie magic. We’re completely fascinated with the creative process and principles that go into crafting a cinematic classic. I must say, that out of all the directors, Peter Jackson delivers the most supplemental content. Video diaries, documentaries, featurettes, interviews…etc. He offers up every facet to the film making process. From make-ups, special effects, location scouting, stung work and everything in between. Jackson makes sure that practically everyone involved in the creation of his movies are given a moment to be appreciated. I think that’s so nice. It make me respect the final product more when I realize the amount of work that went into it. Ultimately, it’s simply amazing watching a concept evolve into reality; seeing nothing turn into something.
Now, with all the taint tickling praise for Jackson aside, I think his latest offering isn’t as respectable. It’s not a bad video by any means, it just feels like it was brought to you by the Department of Tourism – New Zealand.
With the poster and the trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug that hit this week, Warner Bros. now takes us behind the scenes in this new featurette on the locations the production shot at in New Zealand.
Alright, guess I’m movie to New Zealand. Who wants to come with me?