Lord of the Hoops
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Facts and Figures
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The beautifully choreographed battle scene took 95.98% of the film's total budget.
The arial shot of Frodo walking though the shire took another 5%.
The battle scene would have raised the certificate to an 18.
Alan's hair is longer now.
Sam Gardener provided the voice of the late Gandalf when he agrees to be in the fellowship.
All the cast agreed to the cutting of the battle scene, except Gandalf, who abstained due to death.
The film took 10 months to create from filming commencing to the finished movie.
All in all, almost 4 full days were spent on it.
Chris took 327 takes to hit the orc with the arrow.
Alan supplied his own wardrobe.
Sarah Hennell originally played the elfin woman but later left due to embarrasment.
Chris's "twang" was only shot once. The same clip was then reused.
Four people lost limbs during the battle scene.
Gimli was in the film but cannot be seen due to his height.
Alan was formatting this list at 4:00 AM, when he should be very much asleep.
Equipment / technical details:
The film was shot on a
Sony Digital still camera (DSC P-52)
The Film was edited with Windows Movie Maker.
The Soundtrack was recorded with Sound recorder (and then re-jigged with
The film had very little budget.
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