Amazing Tolkien Offerings from Badali Jewelry!
View Custom Engravable Elvish Rings and Wedding Sets.
Get a Real Piece of Middle-earth - New Zealand Post Stamps
Thorin Oakenshield

Get emailed with every new post!

Weekly Newsletter

Select a list:

Archive for the ‘Make the Hobbit Happen’ Category

Ten ways TORn serves Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fandom

TORn logoBeginning last Saturday and running through to September 4, TheOneRing.net is hosting a Pledge Drive (see the banner at the top) as well as a bunch of auctions for some really cool memorabilia and collectibles.

The day-to-day operation of the website, and the events we host, require a lot more resources than when we first started nearly 15 years ago. We sometimes find it hard to ask our readers for the help we need to keep running, so we began discussing what it is that makes TheOneRing.net worth helping out. It started out as a search for the Top Ten Moments of TORn, but the list got so long because each staff member had their own idea of important moments in TORn history. Here, instead, is something more encompassing: Ten Ways TORn helps serve Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fandom (listed in no specific order).

And, if you enjoy what we do, consider a donation (no amount too small, because every bit does help!) to keep us running!

If you can’t, that’s fine as well — keep reading, commenting and contributing. Because TORn is as much you as it is us!

If you’ve ever sent in an article, submitted a photo or report, posted on our messageboards, visited our chat, or commented on our twitter, facebook or g+, you’re the reason TheOneRing.net is among the largest and most-respected pillars of the Tolkien community on the web.

(more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Cannes 2001, Casting Rumors, ComicCon, Conventions, Costuming, Crew News, Director Rumors, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Film Screenings, Green Books, Hall of Fire, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lectures & Education, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Make the Hobbit Happen, Meet Ups, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, MrCere in New Zealand, New Zealand, Old Cannes News, Old ComicCon News, Old DragonCon News, Old Main News, Old Oscar Party News, Old Spy Reports, Original TORn, Oscar Parties, Other Events, Other Merchandise, Other Tolkien books, Peter Jackson, PJ New Line, PJ's Other Films, Production, Return of the King, Rumors Spy News, Rumours Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, The Two Towers, Tolkien, Tolkien Reading Day, Trailer, Wellington

TORN Message Boards Weekly Roundup – March 3, 2013

Speak Friend and Enter The One Expected PartyWelcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

(more…)

Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Make the Hobbit Happen, Meet Ups, Oscar Parties, The Hobbit, The One Expected Party, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, WETA Digital

LA Times: New Pic of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Surfaces – The naming of Sting?

*SPOILERS* The LA Times Hero Complex column has a new pic of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’ And while the pic is amazing…it seems to capture almost exactly the following moment from The Hobbit book:  (Chapter 8 : Flies and Spiders)

There was the usual dim grey light of the forest-day about him when he came to his senses. The spider lay dead beside him, and his sword-blade was stained black. Somehow the killing of the giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarves or of anyone else, made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach, as he wiped his sword on the grass and put it back into its sheath.

“I will give you a name,” he said to it, “and I shall call you Sting.” 

The naming of Sting!! Can’t wait to see more images. For the full LA Times article, please follow the link. And thanks to Ringer John for sending us the heads up. [Read more] [Full Res Image]

Posted in Characters, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Make the Hobbit Happen, Martin Freeman, The Hobbit

First Hobbit trailer: TORn’s frame-by-frame analysis

On December 20th 2011 at approximately 10pm ET/7pm PT, Warner Brothers released the first official trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. What followed was a world of fans exploding in joy. We here at TheOneRing.net were equally giddy and now, after some time digesting, we offer our complete and detailed frame-by-frame look at the trailer.

Find the trailer online at Apple.com and TheHobbit.com.

The following screen caps and commentary are not confirmed and only speculation by the staff at TheOneRing.net.

And a special note: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! And Click the images to see larger versions

(more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Creations, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Ken Stott, Luke Evans, Make the Hobbit Happen, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, Peter Jackson, Richard Armitage, Rumors Spy News, Stephen Fry, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit

Hobbit SFX Supervisor Joe Letteri Talks Gollum to MovieWeb

MovieWeb has had a chance to discuss ‘The Hobbit‘ with senior effects supervisor Joe Letteri. In the article, Mr. Letteri talks about working with Andy Serkis on ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and how technology has advanced since we last saw Gollum on the big screen. Specifically, he discusses how the film-makers can now capture Andy’s performance on set or on location, without a follow-up motion capture stage performance. Check out the full article at MovieWeb.com. [Read on]

Posted in Andy Serkis, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Make the Hobbit Happen, Production, Studios, The Hobbit, WETA Digital

UPDATE – Drone Camera being used for The Hobbit

When you think of The Lord of the Rings films, you can’t help but remember the sweeping landscape shots – filmed using expert coordination of helicopters across the rugged New Zealand landscape. Well, now, thanks to some new technology, Peter Jackson is saving some fuel by dumping the helicopter and using a newly developed ‘drone’ camera setup. Called the OM-Copter, the eight-blade device allows for smooth and stable flight. Thanks to Ringer Kookie for sending us a link to Geek.com where you can learn all about this new tech! [Read More]

UPDATE We’ve received word from Peter and his crew that this story is FALSE. This equipment is not being used on the production of The Hobbit.

Posted in Crew News, Director news, Director Rumors, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, Make the Hobbit Happen, Miscellaneous, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit

The Road Back from DragonCon Begins Today! Noon ET

TheOneRing.net, with major sponsor The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, is returning the Road! While DragonCon may be coming to a end today, the journey continues for our fellowship of drivers as they take the long road back from Atlanta, GA to Los Angeles, CA. The road warriors will begin their trip at approximately Noon ET and will drive straight through over the next few days, stopping along the way to meet up with fans and see some famous places. So while we had occasional non-live elements to DragonCon, we will be back to our LIVE as much as humanly possible for the remainder of the trip. If you have not been following the news, we are on a multi-day road trip to (and from!) DragonCon and, for the first time ever, broadcasting the entire trip 24/7 LIVE via Stickam.com. You can interact with the travelers in our Barliman’s chat, as well through twitter and Facebook. And of course, you can email them atroadtrip@theonering.net. And even better, we’ve set up a special phone number so you can call and text our travelers: 970-210-6130. We have a special sub site set up to follow their progress – just follow the link. [LIVE] And don’t’ forget to support our sponsors: The Lord of the Rings: War in the NorthBadali Jewelry and Anglotopia!  [Roadtrip to DragonCon Sub Site] [Support the Trip – T-Shirts]

Posted in Casting Rumors, Characters, Conventions, Creations, Director news, Director Rumors, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Guillermo Del Toro, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Lectures & Education, Locations Sets, Make the Hobbit Happen, Meet Ups, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Production, Rumors Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORn TUESDAYS Live!, WETA Cave, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

Just Added – DragonCon Hobbit Panel LIVE! 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT

Since the last panel was packed and standing room only, DragonCon has added another segment of our Hobbit panel today at 5:30pm ET.  Like the one from Comic-Con, we will LIVE stream the entire panel, including any questions and audience participation. [TheOneRing.net LIVE] [DragonCon.org]

Posted in Casting Rumors, Characters, Conventions, Creations, Director news, Director Rumors, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Guillermo Del Toro, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Lectures & Education, Locations Sets, Make the Hobbit Happen, Meet Ups, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Production, Rumors Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORn TUESDAYS Live!, WETA Cave, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

Watch Emerald Rose LIVE from DragonCon Right Now!

Join us tonight for DragonCon’s ‘Evening in Bree’ celebration, taking place right now (8:30pm ET). Watch the LIVE coverage in our TheOneRing.net Live section and join in the conversation and celebration via Barliman’s Chat or Twitter (#tornlive). Tonight’s emcee is none other than our own Quickbeam and the music will be provided by TheOneRing.net’s good friends Emerald Rose! [TheOneRing.net LIVE] [DragonCon.org] [Emerald Rose]

Posted in Casting Rumors, Characters, Conventions, Creations, Director news, Director Rumors, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Guillermo Del Toro, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Lectures & Education, Locations Sets, Make the Hobbit Happen, Meet Ups, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Production, Rumors Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORn TUESDAYS Live!, WETA Cave, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

Watch our DragonCon Hobbit Panel LIVE! 1pm ET/10am PT

Our fellowship of travelers have made it Atlanta, GA and as you can see by the black screen on the feed, they are sleeping soundly, catching a few winks before the madness of DragonCon begins! We have a few exciting events taking place on our LIVE stream today. First, you can tune in LIVE as we present the latest news and information about The Hobbit Movies at our panel presentation. Like the one from Comic-Con, we will LIVE stream the entire panel, including any questions and audience participation. The panel begins at 1pm ET/10am PT and you can view it all in our TheOneRing.net LIVE section. [Here] The second scheduled event on our LIVE feed is the ever popular Evening at Bree! That will start at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT and feature our good friends Emerald Rose performing with lots of fun and frivolity! And of course, today is the anniversary of JRR Tolkien’s passing, so we’ll take some time to honor the Professor. We will most likely be streaming other events during the day, so we encourage you to stay tuned and participate in the LIVE stream area. [TheOneRing.net LIVE] [DragonCon.org]

Posted in Casting Rumors, Characters, Conventions, Creations, Director news, Director Rumors, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Guillermo Del Toro, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Lectures & Education, Locations Sets, Make the Hobbit Happen, Meet Ups, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Production, Rumors Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORn TUESDAYS Live!, WETA Cave, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

BBC: Scalpay linen for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit

Cloth made on the Western Isles of Scotland is to feature in the new film The Hobbit.

Scalpay weaver Sheila Roderick has supplied about 100m (328ft) of linen for use in the latest screen adaption of author JRR Tolkien’s books.

[Read More] [Scalpay Linens]

Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Make the Hobbit Happen, The Hobbit

Park Road Post Relies on SGO’s Mistika for The Hobbit

New Zealand-based Park Road Post Production has selected SGO’s Mistika for the majority of the stereo and DI work onPeter Jackson‘s two-film adaptation ofJ.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit. Mistika now forms the backbone of Park Road’s stereo 3D infrastructure producing dailies for editorial, finishing and grading.

Mistika plays a major role in the workflow of all Park Road stereoscopic work, including rushes preparation, stereo adjustment, color grading and EDL conforms for screening. [Read More]

Posted in Hobbit Movie, LotR Production, Make the Hobbit Happen, Production, The Hobbit