Harry Potter : the 15 secrets of turning unknown and amazing movies

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

A few days ago, Purebreak had the chance to visit the studios of Harry Potter located in Watford, near London (England), to discover the incredible scenes of the cult movie saga film. The program of this studio ? There are decorations in real size, real costumes worn by the actors, or demonstrations of the special effects used on the screen. But this is not all, this visit also allows us to learn a few anecdotes of unknown and exciting on the shoot. And as one is nice, here is a small selection of the best.

Color change

Do you know why the dress Hermione in The goblet of Fire is pink and not blue ? Because the creative team had devised a palette of colors for the clothing of each character depending on the skin tone of each actor. However, if Emma Watson is the perfect woman, the blue was obviously not a color that was on the screen.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

Long live the ugly

Speaking of clothing, if Ron is the head and uncovering his costume during the famous winter ball, Rupert Grint loved to wear it. Moreover, it is claimed constantly that we give costumes ugly because it amused him. The class in English…

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

An actress perfectionist

This is not a secret, Evanna Lynch (Luna) is a huge fan of the Harry Potter books. What is less known is that she had demanded that every detail of his character to be true to what was written J. K. Rowling. Thus, when the creators were not able to comply with the books, it was she who did this. An example of this ? She has created the earrings of her heroine. A beautiful devotion !

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

The hair

The hair of Lucius Malfoy fascinate you ? Please note that the wig Jason Isaacs has been created from real human hair. But this is not all, of the hairs of animals have also been selected to complete the effect. Less glamorous of a sudden…

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

Fake black

Speaking of hair, have you noticed that those of Rogue are not black ? Yes, the famous director of the House of Slytherin actually has the blue hair (like his costume). Why ? Because the black just wouldn’t do well to the screen at the time of the shooting and gave a rendering… brown. The magic of cinema.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

Problem of itching

When we talk about Harry Potter, difficult not to mention the scar of the hero. However, if it is an integral part of his story, Daniel Radcliffe hated to wear it. And for good reason, she was itching a lot. So, it was not uncommon to see the scratch and the break on the plateau, forcing the team to create a lot in order to never be caught unprepared.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

Bad mine

When you have read this story, you will never look at movies the same way. If you pay attention to the images, you will see that the more Voldemort loses power, and power, and his costume also loses color. What perfectly put in scene his weakness. And of course, this process has been used for other characters. We’ll let you discover…

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

Problem sizes

One of the parts to the mythical world of Harry Potter is, of course, the boys room at Hogwarts. Yet, the latter appears only very rarely on the screen. Why ? Because the beds were too small. In effect, the creative team had not imagined that the players would grow as much and as fast. So it is for this reason that we do not see almost never on the bed or that they are framed in close-ups.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

A single mask

Accessories iconic Mangemorts, their masks were not facts no matter how. On the contrary, they have each been molded according to the faces of their performers. This allows you to mark a difference between them and make the effect more disturbing.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

Delusions of grandeur

Did you know ? Hogwarts wasn’t the decor the more impressive of the saga during the shooting. This was in contrast to the Ministry of Magic. Decor favorite of Daniel Radcliffe, it was so imposing that we could bring in 55 bus London.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

The pellet

When we speak about a saga also worship Harry Potter, we say that everything has always been thoroughly prepared and that nothing has been done in a hurry. FALSE. At the time of creating the tomb of the family Voldemort, the technicians have made an incredible blunder on the names and the dates. In fact, on the real sculpture which was used on the shoot (and visible in the studio), we can see that the parents of the enemy of Harry are supposed to be dead… two years before his own birth. The lose. Fortunately, the ball was spotted at the time and digitally altered.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

A Patronus that has a dog

All the world knows, the Patronus Harry is a beautiful deer. Yet, it is a dog that has been used at the time of the filming of the scene around the lake. Trained specially to run, the animal wore a jacket of light that was then “blob” by a computer in order to overlay digitally the Patronus in question.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

Toot toot

You think that the train that takes students to Hogwarts is a fake ? You’re wrong. It is a real train, rented by the studio and shown at this expo. It allowed the filmmakers to actually shoot the scenes outside and avoid the maximum use of the green background. Only the cars (not the corridors) have been specially created for the shoot because the interior of the train was not wide enough to allow a technical team to install and shoot.

And rumor has it that it would be a train rented out to… her Majesty.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

The magic school bus

The Magicobus are also really and truly rolled in the streets of London. To create her three-storey, three buses were sacrificed and welded together. Also, the 3rd floor was even removable. The interest ? As soon as the Magicobus happened in front of a bridge, a crane was used to remove and thus allow the bus to pass.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

The world upside down

Memorable scene from the saga, death of basil at the hands of Harry hides, however, a funny secret filming. Which one ? It has been turned upside down. Thus, when we see Harry sticking his sword into the mouth of the serpent, Daniel Radcliffe is simply just remove the sword, already planted in the head size of an animatronic. Then, the editors have reversed the scene.

Harry Potter : 15 secrets de tournage méconnus et incroyables sur les films

Harry Potter : 15 anecdotes about the films

We could continue like this for hours, but we don’t want you to spoil the fun and surprises. For other stories about Hogwarts, filming or simply discover the Path of Traverse, there is only one place to visit : The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour London !

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