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The Hobbit Officially Begins Shooting on EPIC Cameras
March 21st, 2011

RED‚ is excited to share the news that production for the two film adaption of J.R.R Tolken's_The Hobbit has officially commenced on RED EPIC‚ cameras in New Zealand this Monday, March 21, 2011. An official press release was posted on the_The Hobbit blog_with first photos from the set (shown below) which states,_"The two films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, will be shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Filming will take place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand."

Peter Jackson has also launched his own Facebook profile_to provide_latest updates to his fans and friends throughout production.