The Lord of the Rings trilogy was apparently filmed over an 18-month period. The trilogy was filmed exclusively in New Zealand and was the first time a movie trilogy of any kind was filmed consecutively. Of course this was a huge undertaking and probably a major gamble on Peter Jacksonâ€™s part and the part of the studio that put out the trilogy Newline Cinema.
After all they had to have faith the first installment â€œThe Fellowship of the Ringâ€? Would be well received by the movie going public to insure that the other two installments would be a success as well. Of course the gamble paid of big time and now the trilogy of â€˜The Lord of the Ringsâ€?
Is hailed by some as the greatest movie trilogy ever made. If you want to find out more about the filming of â€œThe Lord of the Ringsâ€? Trilogy here is a great website you can go: tolkiengateway.net/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_....
Principal photography for all three films was conducted between October 11, 1999, December 22, 2000, a period of 438 days.