Nicholas Greening’s VDT Set Visit Blog
Nicholas Greening has posted a follow-up blog to the one we linked a few weeks ago (here). This time he talks about his tour of the sets in detail. Here are some highlights from his report.
After clearing security at Movie World, we drove past the giant water tank with a suspended blue screen around it, to a car park that was surrounded by props for the movie. This was really like entering a fantasy world – Imagine all of the props look real, however they are made of fiberglass or foam or MDF. There were the larger than life statues of the seven lords, rock walls, trees & boulders that looked like the moeraki boulders on New Zealand’s South Island (Maybe there will be some filming done in that region??) .
Our second stop was the set for inside the hull of the Dawn Treader, up a flight of stairs and entered into another world, visually it all looked so real, the timber could have been 100 year old oak, it was not until you touched it that you knew it was all fabricated. There were wooden oars laid along the floor, large wooden barrels. This is the engine room of the Dawn Treader, when man power is needed to propell the ship. The explanation for why the ship was named of the Dawn Treader, was it always heads East approaching the Dawn.
The next set we were in King Caspian’s quarters aboard the Dawn Treader. It was dimly lit and really looked the part, this was a truly amazing visual treat. There was an ornate wooden writing desk below the large stained glass window which was surrounded by the timber of the boat with a mural on one of the walls.
You can read Nicholas’s full report here.
Thanks to icarus for the heads-up!