In December 2009, director Jeff Tremaine began doing camera tests with the 3D equipment. In that same month, Johnny Knoxville announced the return of the entire cast of the previous two movies.
Filming of the stunts began on January 25, 2010, Tremaine filmed the crew on private property unlike the traditional Jackass fashion of filming in the streets, and it includes "occasional forays to foreign countries." Bam Margera said that in the first month of filming, he already has 3 broken ribs, resulting in him having to "rest it up at home" until he can return. On April 17, 2010 Margera told the Artisan News Service the movie was 70% done and half the crew had been to the hospital with Margera having "three broken ribs and a broken shoulder and a twisted ankle as we speak."
In April 2010, JackassWorld.com
was closed, leaving a posting that says "gone filmin'," and "Thanks for the support the past two years. To keep abreast and a dick of all things related to the world of jackass and Dickhouse (including the currently in production flick jackass 3D), follow us on Facebook and Twitter." A recent online interview with Rick Kosick reveals that JackassWorld.com
will no longer be a web site after the movie releases.
Cameraman Lance Bangs told TimesOnline, that “It’s utterly crazy. Everything in 3-D looks as brightly colored as candy. I’m a cameraman on it, and it’s amazing to watch the footage being turned 3-D, like watching everything through a viewfinder.” He later went on to say “I thought I was above peer pressure, but there’s such camaraderie. I took part in a few stunts and ended up humiliated and hurt — me, the poetic film-maker friend of Spike Jonze."
In late May 2010, Knoxville has stated that Steve-O's sobriety is at its best and “There is no beer on set this time around even if some of us wish there was”. He also said “And to be honest it's going great. Everyone has had different injuries throughout which is a good sign and Steve-O is probably getting the best footage out of everybody. He is really going for it. He wants to prove to everyone he can do these stunts sober. It's been two years since he had a drink now. Everyone has been real supportive of him.”
At the MTV Movie Awards on June 6, Tremaine said filming was nearly finished but they hadn't shot internationally yet but intended to shoot "a couple of bits"