When Peter Jackson was directing The Lord of the Rings trilogy starting in 2000, he would periodically post video blogs from the set of the films. At the time, it was a rather innovative idea, considering YouTube was years away, and video sharing on the Internet as a whole was limited at best. While it may not be as revolutionary now, getting to go behind the scenes in an almost real-time fashion is still a treat. After the jump, check out his first video blog from the set of his Rings prequel The Hobbit, which was revealed on Jackson’s Facebook page.
Part 1 of The Hobbit opens in theaters on December 19th, 2012. Many of the cast from the Rings trilogy will return, including Andy Serkis as Gollum.