Middle-earth Lore Chapter 1 – The Shire


After over four months of work, the first episode of Middle-earth Lore is finally here!

It was quite a challenge to work the entire history of the Shire into a 14 minute episode.  Tolkien puts in a lot of detail and description into the area but after about a month of writing and editing the script it finally came together.

The hardest part for both the writing and visual teams was easily The Scouring of the Shire.  It is such a long and silly story that it took a lot of time to find a way to portray it correctly.

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  1. Peggy Basinger /

    Just a fabulous production! I can’t even imagine all the coordination and research that went into that! Bravo to all!!

  2. Bravo! Well done and thank you.

  3. Sparge /

    Was going to take a break from LOTRO for the day…til I seen this great video. Signed right on. TYVM enjoyed a lot.

  4. Superb effort, really well done to everyone involved. I love the other games used in the making too, a Rome total war mod right? If you’re struggling for certain areas for filming games like war in the north has radagasts home & battle for middle earth 2 had the grey hsvens. Good luck , can’t wait for more!

  5. At 00:22 the angling hobbit’s fishing-rod looks cut off and neither the fishing line nor the fishing float can be seen. What a pity. Maybe the author should re-film that scene and cut it in. Everthing else is: P_E_R_F_E_C_T_! =)

  6. Kaleigh Starshine /

    *standing ovation* 🙂

    The passion for the Professor’s work in those who created this is evident moment to moment. With all the toil and effort involved to envision and work up something on this scale, it is a necessity 🙂

    May it continue to grow and blossom as you continue your work!

  7. Wilros /

    This is amazingly well done. Bravo!

  8. Curious /

    Loved the scene with Saruman and Wormtongue – great use of /feint !

    Where was the scene for the Arnorian throne room filled? I didn’t recognize it.

  9. Wilros /

    Amazingly well done, cheers to all involved! I loved the scene with Saruman and Wormtongue – great use of /feint!

    Where was the scene for the Arnorian throne room filmed? I didn’t recognize it.

    Keep up the great work!

  10. Most excellent! A very professional and well put together video.

  11. Amazing! =)

    It was really good and professional! I will wait the the following videos!


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