Peter Jackson's Production Diaries (web 2004-2005)

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Peter Jackson's Production Diaries
Peter Jackson's Production Diaries
Air date September 6, 2004 -
December 17, 2005
Distributor Universal Pictures (DVD)
Episodes 90 (total); 54 (Production),
36 (Post-Production)

Peter Jackson's Production Diaries is a series of shorts documenting the filming of 2005's King Kong. They were published by the film's director Peter Jackson on the website kongisking.net, where he kept a record of the making of the film. On December 13, 2005, they were released on DVD, retailing at $39.98.[1] The shorts came in a collectible box with a certificate of authenticity, four exclusive production art prints, and a color booklet detailing the contents of each video entry. After the release of the DVD, only the Post-Production Diaries remained hosted on the website.

Content

The collection's content can be viewed either chronologically or by location where the episode was recorded. The first disc includes an introduction specially recorded by Peter Jackson, and the second includes a featurette on the filmography behind Kong's battle with the V-Rexes.

Episodes

No. Day Title Date
Production Diaries
1 1 "Peter's Welcome" 09/06/2004
2 4 "The Diner Set" 09/09/2004
3 6 "Rough Seas on Land" 09/13/2004
4 7 "Filming Inside the Venture" 09/14/2004
5 8 "Denham's Camera" 09/15/2004
6 10 "Plane Spotting" 09/17/2004
7 12 "Storms on the Venture" 09/21/2004
8 14 "Animal Droppings" 09/23/2004
9 16 "Dump Tanks" 09/27/2004
10 18 "Dump Tanks Part 2" 09/29/2004
11 20 "Skull Island Preview" 10/01/2004
12 22 "Lumpy's Galley Tour" 10/05/2004
13 25 "Clapper Boards" 10/08/2004
14 27 "Previsualization" 10/12/2004
15 31 "Skull Island Rocks" 10/18/2004
16 33 "Skull Island Shoot" 10/20/2004
17 36 "Gandalf the Spy" 10/26/2004
18 40 "The Swamp Set" 11/01/2004
19 42 "Peter's Kong Collection" 11/03/2004
20 46 "Is Jack Black 5'4"?" 11/09/2004
21 48 "Creating Skull Island" 11/11/2004
22 51 "Location Logistics" 11/16/2004
23 53 "International Press Junket" 11/18/2004
24 58 "The On-Set Art Department" 11/26/2004
25 62 "Cameras" 12/02/2004
26 66 "Journey of a Roll of Film" 12/07/2004
27 68 "Creating New York in New Zealand" 12/09/2004
28 70 "Shooting at the Civic Theatre" 12/14/2004
29 73 "Concept Art" 12/17/2004
30 76 "Happy Holidays!" 12/22/2004
31 Hiatus "New Year's Message from Peter" 01/19/2005
32 77 "Shooting Begins in New York" 01/24/2005
33 82 "New York Extras" 01/31/2005
34 85 "Vintage Vehicles" 02/03/2005
35 87 "New York Set Dressing" 02/07/2005
36 90 "Sewers and Steam" 02/10/2005
37 92 "Lighting Continuity" 02/14/2005
38 95 "Times Square becomes Herald Square" 02/14/2005
39 97 "Adrien the Stunt Driver" 02/21/2005
40 100 "A Day in the Life of Peter" 02/24/2005
41 103 "Skull Island Miniatures" 03/01/2005
42 105 "Naomi in Kong's Hand" 03/03/2005
43 108 "Hair and Makeup" 03/07/2005
44 110 "Global Partner Summit" 03/09/2005
45 113 "Second Unit" 03/14/2005
46 115 "Sound Recording" 03/16/2005
47 118 "Helldiver Airplanes" 03/21/2005
48 120 "Filming Winds Down" 03/25/2005
49 123 "The Kong Sequels" 04/01/2005
50 125 "Costume Design" 04/03/2005
51 127 "Unit Photography" 04/05/2005
52 129 "Andy's Revenge on the DVD Team" 04/06/2005
53 130 "Peter Calls in Help" 04/07/2005
54 131 "The Last Day" 04/08/2005
Post-Production Diaries
1 134 "33 Weeks to Go!" 04/29/2005
2 135 "32 Weeks to Go!" 05/06/2005
3 136 "31 Weeks to Go" 05/12/2005
4 137 "30 Weeks to Go" 05/20/2005
5 138 "29 Weeks to Go" 05/27/2005
6 139 "28 Weeks to Go" 06/03/2005
7 140 "27 Weeks to Go" 06/10/2005
8 141 "26 Weeks to Go" 06/17/2005
9 142 "25 Weeks to Go" 06/24/2005
10 143 "24 Weeks to Go" 07/02/2005
11 144 "23 Weeks to Go" 07/08/2005
12 145 "22 Weeks to Go" 07/15/2005
13 146 "21 Weeks to Go" 07/22/2005
14 147 "20 Weeks to Go (Pick Ups Day 1)" 07/29/2005
15 147 "Pick Ups Day 4" 08/02/2005
16 148 "19 Weeks to Go" 08/05/2005
17 149 "Last Day of Pick Ups!" 08/09/2005
18 149 "18 Weeks to Go" 08/12/2005
19 150 "17 Weeks to Go" 08/21/2005
20 151 "16 Weeks to Go" 08/26/2005
21 152 "15 Weeks to Go" 09/02/2005
22 153 "14 Weeks to Go" 09/09/2005
23 154 "13 Weeks to Go" 09/16/2005
24 155 "12 Weeks to Go" 09/23/2005
25 156 "11 Weeks to Go" 09/30/2005
26 157 "10 Weeks to Go" 10/07/2005
27 158 "9 Weeks to Go" 10/14/2005
28 159 "8 Weeks to Go" 11/02/2005
29 160 "7 Weeks to Go" 10/29/2005
30 161 "6 Weeks to Go" 11/04/2005
31 162 "5 Weeks to Go" 11/11/2005
32 163 "4 Weeks to Go" 11/19/2005
33 164 "3 Weeks to Go" 11/26/2005
34 165 "2 Weeks to Go" 12/03/2005
35 166 "1 Week to Go - The Penultimate PPD!" 12/11/2005
36 167 "The Last Production Diary!" 12/17/2005

Gallery

Trivia

  • Peter Jackson later published production diaries during the filming of his The Hobbit trilogy on his YouTube channel.

References

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