Tehanu has come up with the goods again. She found this site Film NZ News with a few bits about LOTR. (with a little side note from me: Anyone working on this film can E-Mail me anytime you know, just to chat) – Xoanon
LORD OF THE RINGS – PROPOSED SCHEDULE, New Zealand -in brief
“I can’t think of a better country to represent Tolkien’s world of Middle-earth on film,” says Jackson. “From the Shire to Rivendell, the Misty Mountains or Mordor – it’s all here at our doorstep.” .
Location: Wellington, Central Otago (South Island), Central Plateau (North Island).
Studio: Camperdown Studios, Wellington, New Zealand.
Pre Production: February 1999
Principal Photography: September 19th 1999. Filming for 8 weeks, followed by a 2 week break, this will go on for 18 months
Standard Main Unit
Small Unit shooting Miniatures
Small Unit shooting Scenics
Largest number of people will be employed in the Computer Effects, Model Making and Set bulding areas.
Effect on the shooting schedules of other projects – Basically Lord of the Rings will have the same affect as two feature films being shot at the same time. There will be crew and facilities available for other projects.