On the 9th of October 2014 the Broadcast pathway set off to Warner Brother Studios in order to not only find out more about Harry Potter and how the film series were made, but to also get a better insight on the industry of Film making. It also helped to get the broadcast pathway to bond better together as we learnt more about each other on our trip there. Before going on this trip with the class, I honestly wouldn’t be able to tell anybody a thing about Harry Potter however now I almost feel like I’ve watched the Harry Potter films (Since going I have been inspired to watch most of them and will continue to watch them). The trip to the Warner Brother Studios showed us how some of the special effects were made, and even some of the actual outfits which were worn in the films(as we were allowed access to were they keep some of the equipment used in the films). I, Myself learnt so much about the films before even watching most of them, for example I learnt that Hagrid’s double was played by a Rugby player named Martin Bayfield who would stand on stilts when playing as Hagrid’s double (Bare in mind that Martin Bayfield is actually 6’10 in feet) I also learnt that Hogwarts is not actually a real school/college set in a magical land of wizards (An even tho I may not of watched much Harry Potter before this, It almost brought a tear to my eye) and in actual fact was a huge set.
However overall the Trip was amazing, I loved everything from the Sets, all the way down to even the atmosphere. I was so excited about being there my self, Emma and Rachel all actually went around the whole studio and carried on walking all the way back to the reception area, confused as to how we were going to get back in we had to ask for a member of staff to take us back in to find our class again. A huge highlight of my experience at the Warner Brothers studio was the fact that i actually walked through the legendary dining hall seen in most harry potter films. I also got the chance to see everything from The out fits used in the films to the sets. From the Great hall, to Hagrid’s home. This trip to me was so great because it not only gave me a better insight to the Harry Potter films but however also gave me a better insight to camera operating and also film making.