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Poolburn Reservoir Prepping for The Hobbit?

February 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm by xoanon  - 

Niels writes: I was at the Poolburn Reservoir in the south-island this morning enjoying the scenery where the burning Rohirrim village was shot.

On our way over there through the Ida Valley I already spotted a helicopter, since we’ve seen loads of them on our trip so far I didn’t think anything of it then. But when we were at the Poolburn Reservoir I climbed up on one of the rocks to get a better view of the reservoir below, and the helicopter returned and made a very low pass alongside the reservoir.

It passed right alongside me being on the rocks and when I looked at it I could see it was a helicopter with the big bulky camera ball on it’s nose. Just Like the ones used for filming.

Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera handy, otherwise I would’ve made a picture.

Now someone could be making a shot of the region just for a tourist video promoting the region or something like that. But the first thing that came to my mind was something like location scouting. I don’t see a direct connection between The Hobbit and this location though, but maybe someone else knows more about this or has also seen it.
I just wanted to let you know, maybe your sources can figure out what was going down out there.

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, New Zealand, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, Tours on February 10, 2010 by

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