Company of the Ring
January 11, 2001

Week 3: Beren's Adventures on the LOTR Blue Screen Set

Week three on the production and the first 6 day week, though I only worked 5 due to prior arrangements. We started off with more Gandalf stuff, this time with a stunt double due to the scenes we had to shoot. Once again I won't tell you anything, as it will give the scene away. Next was to be a Frodo shot in Rivendell but this didn't happen till Wednesday.

The final shot for the day was Sam and Gimli at the Houses of Healing, they had to walk into the room and be happy to see Frodo feeling a lot better. Now for some reason our first attempt didn't work and we had to do a reshoot a few weeks later.

The next days call sheet was another I misplaced, I do remember one scene we were shooting that day and that was Frodo and Sam running down Mt Doom, lava hot (well very hot I suppose) on their heels then they had to leap over a gap to save themselves. I was on the wind machine that day, which was a very hard task to perform. The FX guys set it all up and I had to turn the switch from off to on and back again when it was required. This was also the day the distributors came around, and always up the front was our friend Cirdan from over at Der Herr der Ringe, who had scored a trip over here with his employers the German distributors.

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