Some fans of the Harry Potter series were recently allowed to take a tour of the set for Deathly Hallows, currently in production. Chris and Maria graciously wrote up their entire experience on set, and you can read about their visit in its entirety by clicking here. Included are various shops, store rooms, and sets they passed by, scenes being filmed, stunt work, and even lunchtime in the canteen.
For those of you wondering what Tom’s been doing on set (besides getting his hair dyed for the ninth time) here is a sneak peek in a-day-in-the-life fashion.
The first thing we saw was the Room of Requirement, similar to what we saw in Half Blood Prince. Stacks upon stacks of furniture, books, potions and whatnot (including several chess pieces from Philosopher’s Stone) were everywhere. Here we got to see a bit of filming that involved the stunt doubles for Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Louis Cordice (Blaise Zabini). They were perched atop one of the stacks of furniture and rigged into a harness. Just to the right of these guys, but not used in this scene, was Hagrid/Sirius’ flying motorbike mounted on a rig and lifted off the ground.
When they cut, we slipped into the set and skirted around the edge. Around the corner from the stunt doubles and through the gap between two stacks of stuff was Tom Felton and Louis Cordice. We got to watch the playback monitors for the scene they had just shot. One of the monitors shows the actors exchanging dialog, while the other was an overhead shot of them walking through the stacks.
Thanks to Chris and Maria for sharing their experience with us!