sitemap
FOLLOW SNITCHSEEKER:

Email Us!
Visit the Official WB SHop!

Members

Members in Chat:



If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   SnitchSeeker.com > Forums > Daily Prophet (News) > Harry Potter News


Harry Potter News Latest news and rumors about the Harry Potter world!

All News Forum Rules and FAQs apply. Click to view.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-13-2008, 01:57 AM
masterofmystery masterofmystery is offline
 
Post New Half-Blood Prince set report & Draco Malfoy promo photo

A Leaky Lounge member was lucky enough to be invited to the Harry Potter films' set at Leavesden Studio last week and was kind enough to give a very detailed description of the set, as well as a new studio promotional image of Draco Malfoy that will be used for the sixth film.

The fan met Dan Radcliffe and Tom Felton on the set during their breaks, and saw various other cast members around the studio, including Matthew Lewis, Freddie Stroma (Cormac McClaggen), Rupert Grint, James and Oliver Phelps, and Evanna Lynch.

They give in-depth details to every set visited, including those used for Half-Blood Prince:

Quote:
Everyone else must get very wet! While driving around in one of the mini-buses we saw the two Knight buses, only one is drivable. There were all the props from the Riddle graveyard piled up and train tracks across the grass where the Hogwarts Express had been filmed. Usually it is filmed elsewhere but it was dismantled and assembled there on tracks laid by Railtrack (or something). There are large grass areas near the canteen and they told us the cast and crew play golf and football there in their free time.
The tour around the set confirms which scenes will be used for the sixth film, and in what context:

Quote:
We were shown the Hogwarts gates; they are in a small clump of trees with the tops lopped off and have blue screen on each side (blue instead of green because of the trees and grass). The spikes on the gate are made of rubber for health and safety reasons! There are huge carved griffins on top of the gate columns. They said the GCI will be added later with Hogwarts castle on one side and the trees will be repeated to make the Forbidden forest.

Hagrid's hut was a short bus ride away, it had been burned, even saw Hagrid's pumpkin patch though there were no pumpkins. They filmed it burning with a load of cameras (I forget how many they said) because they only got one chance to film it burn. A lot of the outdoor sets have camouflage nets around them. This is because the neighbours complained that the light was reflecting off them and that they were ugly.

I saw The Burrow both the inside and outside sets; the outside set had been burnt out in a Death Eater attack. The inside of The Burrow was amazing, the attention to detail. I climbed up the stairs to Ron's room, the bedrooms aren't there but the corridors have doors coming off them with pictures and ornaments. One of the doors had a picture of mushroom on it. Downstairs there were two clocks, one with the whole family's names on and scissors for hands, the other was smaller with a list of jobs to do. There were even postcards to Ron on the bookcase, howlers (or just letters like paper aeroplanes), a wizarding newspaper on a coffee table and children's paintings of magical creatures framed on the walls. The guy showing us around said that it was the hardest set to build because nothing was straight or regular sized.

We went into the Great Hall, it really was huge. There are still wires hanging from the ceiling for the candles from the first film and they use them as reference points. The tables are oak and seat hundreds in sets of tens. All the side walls have false doors in to allow speedy entrance and exit of the large cast. We took our pictures (sob) standing on the dais in front of the teachers table. The tables were laid out with cereal (Pixie Puffs and another was a play on Cheerios) and gold plates and goblets. The windows are made of sugar glass and apparently take a week to clean. There was talk of blowing them up in this film but they changed their minds. They don't use any real food anymore unless a cast member has to be seen to be eating; even the butter that sat on the table was fake.

The Gryffindor common room was quite small. It is still the exact same set from previous films. As you walk in the door (no picture frame entrance here) there are a set of pegs on the right with Gryffindor cloaks, bags and someone's tie hanging up. The picture frames are filled with green screen and all the furniture is from auctions. Usually they hire furniture but as it was going to be used for so many years, this time they bought. All the chairs are well worn and a bit tatty! There was a little seating area to the left in a window alcove and the fire where Harry spoke to Sirius is on the right. Straight ahead are the stairs to the boy's bedrooms. They spiraled upwards to the left but to the right were a few steps that didn't go anywhere. At the top of the stairs there was a small hall from which you could look down into the common room over a banister. In the bedroom all the beds have been cut in half and extended as the films have gone on as the cast have grown too big for them! The curtains around the beds are velvet with star prints on them. The beds had roman numerals painted on the top in gold which corresponded with the numbers painted on the bedside tables, a nice touch. The tables had knickknacks on them and every bed had the correct trunk under it except Harry's which was at the Burrow. Dean's bed had West Ham covers on it.
The day the fan visited the set was when scenes at Fred and George's shop, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, were being filmed:

Quote:
We walked around Diagon Alley. Ollivanders had been destroyed, all the windows were smashed and it was trashed. The shops had complete interiors in case the camera caught a glimpse inside by accident. Quality Quidditch supplies had a Quidditch equipment display, uniforms on dummies and drawers full of clothing. Florean Fortescue's had fake ice cream sundaes lining the walls on shelves. Florish and Blotts had hundreds of books inside the doorway piled up and on shelves. The large books in the windows are actually Watford phone directories covered!

But Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes stood out in bright orange with a curved front door. It was the most wonderful place. It was like every dream you had as a kid. There were skiving snack boxes, puking pastels, U-no-poo, sweets from floor to ceiling. It had a set of stairs winding up the middle and was three floors high. The detail was amazing; the shelves were crooked with brightly coloured goods on every surface. It was truly breath taking. At the end of our tour we watched them filming a scene there. When you see the scene where Fred and George are talking to Ron on the stairs, he asks how much for an item, they say '5 galleons', Ron says 'but I'm your brother' and they say '10 galleons'. Well I am standing behind the stairs (out of sight) by the door! It took eight takes just for that few seconds and I was told they only complete 2 minutes of film a day.

We saw Knockturn Alley but the lights weren't on so it was by torch light! Saw Borgin and Burke's that way. The vanishing cabinet was in the centre, it was dark wood with a slanted roof. There were lots of skulls and creepy looking objects – even creepier due to the lack of lighting. There were wanted posters on the alley walls for Bellatrix and the Carrows.
Draco Malfoy's Sectumsempra scene in the bathroom is also mentioned:

Quote:
We couldn't get into moaning Myrtle's bathroom because it was locked. They filmed the Sectumsempra scene there last week. They told me Tom had to lie in the fake blood and water for hours. He had a prosthetic chest on which pumped out fake blood and for each new take he had to get cleaned up and dry his hair before starting again. There are some pictures floating about of the scene and they look like Tom is lying dead in a pool of blood, very freaky for his friends to see!
Various departments at the studio, including costume, makeup, and CGI, were described, all of which can be read in the report.

The fan was given an autographed picture of Draco Malfoy from Tom Felton as a gift to their son, which can be seen in our galleries:



Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theatres November 21, 2008.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 02:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
Gryffindor
Chizpurfle
 
Wolf Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: C-Wood, Virginia
Posts: 10,431

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Joseph C. Allen
Sixth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Gabriel Thomas
Department of Mysteries
Default
mAGiCal SeEker

Sweet! Tom looks really different...lol.

First to post!
__________________
the batcave | keep holding on,
'cause you know we'll make it through,
make it through. just stay strong.
'cause you know I'm here for you, I'm here for you
Wolf Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 02:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
Ravenclaw
K.O. Trevor
Potterwatch Sweetie
Jobberknoll
 
Zazu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,175

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Nigel Forbulus
Sixth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Thomas Forbulus
Accidents & Catastrophes
Default

cool!
__________________
Who ever said guys can't wear
Pink?

See it, feel it, breath it.
Pink is in.
Deal with it.
Zazu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 02:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ravenclaw
Grindylow
 
lotrfrk11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: MN, USA
Posts: 14,232
Default
The FORK. Be afraid.

Yayyy I'm excited!
__________________

My Fanvideos
lotrfrk11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 02:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
Si


Resident Movie Critic
Sphinx
 
Si's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: yanxia.
Posts: 47,892
Default
Seelow ☆ Overnight Celebrity ☆ Perky! ☆ Harley Quinn

WHOA he looks different. Nice photo though.

I'm SO EXCITED they kept the WWW stuff in HBP though.
__________________
you've got me loosening up my grip on the plot.
Si is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 02:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
Gryffindor
Puffskein
 
Shopgirl3876's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: In London with Matt
Posts: 1,130

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Heidi Sparks
Second Year
Default
Lion Pride

I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!
Shopgirl3876 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 02:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
Slytherin
Jarvey
 
GlamofTheDead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 638

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Marie Alice Victoire
Third Year
Department of Mysteries
Default

I cant wait for this movie! Tom Felton looks so different
GlamofTheDead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 02:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
Slytherin
Jarvey
 
elmo_the_emo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: In a house, duh
Posts: 672
Default

wicked.......now i really can't wait for the movie...........hehe
elmo_the_emo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 02:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
Hufflepuff
Streeler
 
werewolfinlove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 244

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Melanie Cott
Second Year
Default

I wish we could see the picture of Tom covered in blood!
werewolfinlove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 02:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
Hufflepuff
Jobberknoll
 
Sirius_Padfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Posts: 4,477

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Maya Aqua
First Year
Default

I loved the WWW line from the first post, I can't wait for the scene This movie is gonna be so cool!
__________________
Sirius_Padfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 04:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
Slytherin
Jarvey
 
Melted 4 HP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 671
Default
Arteest Extraordinaire

wow he looks really good!

at least its not on yarn...
__________________
+ My Artwork: DeviantArt +

+ DailyBooth + MySpace + YouTube +
Melted 4 HP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 04:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
Gryffindor
Red Cap
 
ron's_girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 79

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Azula Knighte
First
Default

omg...tom looks freakin hott...hehehehe....wow...they are so freakin lucky...cant wait....oh my gosh...only 5 months to go..
__________________
[FONT="Book Antiqua"]....Ron's Girl....
ron's_girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 04:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
Gryffindor
Lobalug
 
HP&GW88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 178

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Lily Silvanus
Default

That's awesome, they are sooooo lucky. It would be a dream come true to visit the HP set.
HP&GW88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 04:42 AM   #14 (permalink)

Chizpurfle
 
Little Trooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: In a world with Dan
Posts: 10,770

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Lilly Young
Second Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Keylee May
Magical Games & Sports
Default
Keeper of Harry's Smile Guard of Dan’s Curiosity

Thats cool. Loving the set reports. Hope we get to see more pictures really really soon. Can't wait for HBP.
__________________
*Keeper of Ginny's Heart for Harry**Keeper of Emma's Sisterly Love For Dan**Dreams Can Come True*

*Siggy By Nat**Avvy By Jen*Dan is my Mr. Darcy*
Little Trooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 04:57 AM   #15 (permalink)
Slytherin
Snidget
 
half_blood_prince's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 2,659

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Elizabeth Snape
Graduated

Ministry RPG Name:
Department of mysteries planet room
Default

wow i cant wait for it to come out
__________________
Half Blood Prince
half_blood_prince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 05:52 AM   #16 (permalink)
Ravenclaw
Firecrab
 
RadcliffeWatson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Melbourne,Australia
Posts: 731

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Zara Granger- 1st Cousin of Hermione Granger
Fourth Year
Default

Awesome.. i wish i could go and see the set
__________________
RadcliffeWatson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 06:29 AM   #17 (permalink)
Formerly: im_dans_girl07
Hufflepuff
Doxy
 
BreBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Raving♥
Posts: 6,243

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Asher Weston Hawthorne
Graduated

Ministry RPG Name:
Kenedie Taryn Hawthorne
International Cooperation
Default
The Todd *high five* l l Mmmm... bacon.

good! this means they didn't cut out the sectumsempra scene! this was very detailed; it was great. Tom looks nice. Nice news update! <3

-Breana
__________________
BreBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 06:42 AM   #18 (permalink)
Ravenclaw
Fire Slug
 
Applehands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 159
First Year
Default

why dont they do something with his hair....... themake up girlreallyy needs to fix that stufff..orr is it the part of the describtion in the boook
Applehands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 06:53 AM   #19 (permalink)
Gryffindor
Gnome
 
expectopatronum 99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: herding black cats
Posts: 335
Default
MeeeeYOWZUH!

:dobdance:
Finally some info about what's in the movie - great report and what an experience for the fan/reporter! Fascinating stuff and great to hear about WWW & the twins.
With the lack of info from WB all we've had to go on has been who hasn't been cast which has left us with nothing except to despair over how what is being left out, which in reality wasn't that much really or might not be feasible on film anyway.
Can't wait to see blood pumping out of Draco's chest (sorry TF fans!) in the Sectumsempra scene!!
__________________

I'm not the Half Blood Prince?
expectopatronum 99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 06:56 AM   #20 (permalink)
Ravenclaw
Eager Russian Learner
Imp
 
Evangeline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Poland ^^
Posts: 484

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Evangeline McHarris
Sixth Year
Default

I am so excited!
__________________
Evangeline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 07:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
Gryffindor
Puffskein
 
r33nbluebottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Forest of Dean
Posts: 1,394

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Elizabeth Sophie Real
Third Year
Default

nice one!!!!
__________________
r33nbluebottle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 07:15 AM   #22 (permalink)

Mooncalf
 
Cinn-O-Bun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tejas
Posts: 7,121

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Royse Witkin
Seventh Year
x1 x3
Default
sugary sweet Evil Pastry Lady

YAY!!!! This was really detailed, I love it I can't wait!!
Cinn-O-Bun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 08:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
Slytherin
Swedish Short-Snout
 
Pigwidgeon Took's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Wangdoodleland.
Posts: 31,297
Default
Russian Dancing Snake-Twin | Jam Pony Rider | Has Snuffed It!

Quote:
Baby Voldemort was sitting on a shelf with Dobby.
LMFAO. ^Best. Line. Ever.

This person is so lucky, I'm so jealous...

I like Tom's handwriting...
__________________
Looking for some color?
(click the button... you know you want to)
Pigwidgeon Took is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 08:43 AM   #24 (permalink)
Gryffindor
Pygmy Puff
 
Eclipsed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: In a pineapple. <3
Posts: 18,317

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Emerson Gray.
Fourth Year
Default
G1GGL3R! *giggles* My GarBear

Wow. He looks quite different, a lot older too.
Eclipsed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 09:17 AM   #25 (permalink)
Ravenclaw
Flobberworm
 
hermy44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: sydney
Posts: 18
First Year
Default

cant wait for the movie, hope it is going to be book alike, dont mind if they miss few scenes, as long as they dont change the story, like in order of the phoenix they made Cho the bad one, or that neville found the room of requirements, ridiculus
hermy44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 10:34 PM.


Homework Help Service


This Harry Potter and Wizarding World fan website and community is not endorsed by Hogwarts, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Quidditch, Deathly Hallows, Sorcerer's Stone, Wizards, Muggles, No-Maj, MACUSA, Newt Scamander, Video Games, Half-Blood Prince, Orders of the Phoenix, Goblet of Fire, Philosopher's Stones, Chamber of Secret, Pottermore, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Eddie Redmayne, Cursed Child, or any other official Harry Potter source.

All content is copyright ©2002 - 2016, SnitchSeeker.com unless stated otherwise. Privacy Policy

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.3.2 © 2009, Crawlability, Inc.
Site designed by Richard Harris Design

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209