Hey folks, Harry here... Once again, I'm here to introduce more HARRY POTTER reports... but folks... it's just another movie for me. I hope that it's magical and special and all that... but I'm more excited by a Henry Selick helmed TRIPODS TRILOGY... but then, I know those stories. Well, here's Darth Nagus with the scoop...
Hey Harry, I'm a big fan of the site. This is my first scoop. Call me Darthnagus.
Today I got a glimpse of some of the work being done on the Harry Potter movie, being filmed here in England at Durham Cathedral. Using a free period at college, I hurried to the Cathedral and managed to see the following...
There were pillars dotted around the cathedral, big stone things with owls on top and a big H carved into them, which I assume stands for 'Hogwarts'. In an open area there were more of these pillars, as well as numerous folks doing what I guess were lighting tests for the following:
I saw Harry Potter's white owl being trained. This consisted of some fella standing on a ladder and using a whistle to call the owl to him, which it did so after quite a bit of hesitation, and tried to make a break for freedom twice.
Trolleys loaded with lighting equipment where being whelled around, and yellow and orange costumes with strange symbols on them were being carted into a room that was cordoned off. So, I waited till no-one was around and tried to leap the barrier, but was caught red handed and waved away by a member of the crew. Shame - although there's always next week. Hopefully I'll be able to take a few pictures next week and I'll get them to ya as soon as possible.
So there you have it. While I didn't spot any of the principal cast, save for Potter's owl, everything seems to be gearing up for the shoot. I'll report back when I have more news.
Keep up the great work with the site.