D – Day: Warners Bros: The Making of Harry Potter
When I did my internship in London this summer (June to July) one of my project was to go visit the Harry Potter studio near London. However because of the cost of the trip and the missing time I couldn’t go there this summer. I was a little disappointed but I knew I will have another chance later. Since I came to Oxford I wanted to go to the Harry Potter studio as a huge fan of the books/films. Luckily for me one of the project of the semester was to do a group trip to the studios. Finally, Wednesday 18th of November we went to the Harry Potter studio. I had to get up at 5am to go in town and take the bus to leave around 7h30. It was hard to get up but I was so happy that I forgot the sleepiness. After one hour of bus and one hour of waiting we could enter the studio.
After a short guide presentation (video with the main actors and story telling about the Grand Hall) we were free to visit the studio. The visit started with the Grand Hall (mythical place) and an exposition of the costumes of the different actors of different houses. Personally, I am a Slytherin fan and if I was living in the Harry Potter world I will have been a slytherin. It was really funny to know that the buffet that was displayed in the movies were all fake for sanitary reasons and only the food that the actors ate was real. They had to create a lot of props for this and I saw a lot of fake turkeys, apples and other type of food in the studio tour.
It was really amazing for me to see how much decors and props they had to create and use. You really feel like you are in the movies and you can see how much attention they put into the details. I loved it! I was really impressed by the decor of the Ministery of Magic and the office of Umbridge. The details were stunning. The second part of the studios was dedicated to the creature shop and the city decors (Olivander shop, Hogwards).
To stay in the Harry Potter world a little longer I decided to watch all the movies again during the weekend. I started with the first movie: Harry Potter and the philosopher stone Friday night. They are so young and cute and…….I was a little nostalgic while watching the movie. Next movie will be: Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets, it is my favourite.
~Harry Potter & Magic~
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