Monday, 4 April 2016

The Making of Harry Potter // Part 4

Slowly, slowly I am getting through these posts! Funnily enough, the photos from this day have required very little editing, despite them being such quick snaps when I took them, but going through so many photos and even just cropping/resizing is taking a while haha. Not only that but as I've said over and over - I don't want to post these back to back. The same thing consecutively gets boring not only for the reader but for me putting the posts together too, so hang tight as I don't even think we are at the half way point yet! :P



As you can see, today we are sitting in on a Potions class. Just like every other part of the sets, the attention to detail is immense and I may go out on a limb and say it's one of my favorite sets...though don't quote me on that as it'll probably change when I edit the photos for part 5 ;) A weird fact about me (which I should remember when I'm struggling with tags and posts that require random facts) is that I love old bottles and stuff. I have an antique poison bottle in my cabinet and when I own my own house with a big kitchen window, I'll fill the sill with beautiful old bottles like the ones that litter the tables in the Potions lab.
Selfishly I have to be thankful that our visit was in December as if it had been after the terribly sad loss of the late, great Alan Rickman I would have been an absolute mess, after composing myself from the Great Hall meltdown.
Also, let us just take a second to admire the lighting before moving on.



I know these don't really fit in with the previous classroom, however, they are situated across from it in the tour and as they are such a huge part of Hogwarts I couldn't exactly leave them out!
How cool is it that they have a few with the green screen in so you can see how they make the ones that move etc?!


Now we're taking a quick trip down into the grounds to visit Hagrid and Fang at his hut. I loved this too (obviously) though I was so surprised as to how small it was! We're all Hagrid fans aren't we? So taking into account the size too, it's no surprise that this was the most crowded set we had come to this far! It was very hard to get in and get a photo so I wanted to try and get an alternative look, hence the photo peeking through the window. Hagrid could have done with his head as well I reckon haha.


Last for this post is a simple muggle pinboard. A super interesting one for any fellow animal lovers as it had photos and mini profiles on all of the animal actors who portrayed Hedwig, Mr Norris, Crookshanks and the many, many different dogs who were cast to play Fang! Some of the 'Fangs' didn't find their fame sadly and were never seen on screen. I love how many of the animal actors were rescues, though! 

And that's it for part 4. Click the links below for the previous 3 posts in this mini-series.

12 comments:

  1. I already can't wait for part 5! Harry Potter is just my absolutely favourite. Thanks a mill for sharing these :) I need to get my ass to that studio pronto.

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    1. Ah thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying <3 It's definitely worth the visit if you get the chance. I don't think I'll ever get to go again so I'm glad I have all of these photos!

      xo

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  2. As you know, I love this series. The attention to detail is unbelievable. I love that some of the animal actors were rescues, too. How great is that?! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Thank you!! <3
      Isn't it just? It was so crazy how real everything was. Like obviously I knew it was but still lol. And it's so sweet isn't it??!

      xo

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  3. Every time I read your making of Harry Potter posts it just makes me more eager to visit the studios in London! Some great pictures, can't wait to see part 5!

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    1. I hope you make it there soon :) Thanks so much!

      xo

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  4. I am insanely jealous! These pictures look amazing, I would love to visit these studios :) xo

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you get to go eventually! It took me a long time from it opening to me finally getting to go and that will probably be my one and only visit.

      xo

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  5. It does look really cool! I hope to visit one day, just to see it. Plus I've never been to a movie set and this is the only one I know haha. The portraits are really awesome.

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    1. I wish it wasn't in London as I'd probably go again when new features are added but London is too far, too expensive and too stressful! :P

      xo

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  6. I'm a huge huge Harry Potter fan so I'm in love with all your posts !!! Thank you so much xxx

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    1. Ah thank you so much! There is still a few more to come, so I hope you continue to enjoy them :D

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