I had the oddest thing happen to me recently, I was sitting here, enjoying my cup of Earl Grey, when suddenly a package came through my window (the odd thing is, it’s cold as hell! Why is my window open!) so I opened the package and read the cover.
One Extras Trip on the Set
So, with great hesitation i peeled back the cover, and peered inside:
Last Friday 100 souls had to meet for fitting, from 6:30, we were then taken by bus to the set, where we waited for our moment.
The scene was Daytime Ext, beside an old ruin of a building
Aragorn, tells frodo to run, then is set upon by 20 Uruk Hai, he starts to get the better of them, when a seemingly endless swarm of Uruks comes over a hill towards Aragorn (viggo Looks great, so do the Bad Guys). Aragorn retreats with all in pursuit, when the Uruk Hai Band leader forces through yells “Find the Hafling!!”
The band splits into 2 or 3 groups then ran off in pursuit, it was mucho fun.
We did 4 takes the first time, with cameras behind, that nearly killed us, the heat was intense in costume, particularly I was in full Prosthetic.
Lunch Reset camera’s 3 takes from in front
A full day for mabye 20-30 secs of film.
PJ was there, Viggo was cool, 1st AD was there WETA were amazing help.Posted in Old Spy Reports on November 30, 1999 by Dwane Dipply