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The Great Hall  was one of the first major set pieces the filmmakers had to construct, and it was one that would have to last them for an entire decade. “All the benches were handmade, and it was a huge amount of money, And then it was even more on top of that to have them aged. The producers were positively shocked about it, but they paid for them. And of course 10 years later they still look amazing, so it was a good investment.” Audiences can barely see some of the set’s most impressive elements, including the House Cup hourglasses (pictured, back right corner) and an enormous hand-painted cyclorama that encircles the whole set. “It’s a big matte painting of the view from Hogwarts, so that every time you get a glimpse out a window, you see it in the background. For one scene it was supposed to be the winter, so we painted snow on each of the mountaintops.”

The Great Hall  was one of the first major set pieces the filmmakers had to construct, and it was one that would have to last them for an entire decade. “All the benches were handmade, and it was a huge amount of money, And then it was even more on top of that to have them aged. The producers were positively shocked about it, but they paid for them. And of course 10 years later they still look amazing, so it was a good investment.” Audiences can barely see some of the set’s most impressive elements, including the House Cup hourglasses (pictured, back right corner) and an enormous hand-painted cyclorama that encircles the whole set. “It’s a big matte painting of the view from Hogwarts, so that every time you get a glimpse out a window, you see it in the background. For one scene it was supposed to be the winter, so we painted snow on each of the mountaintops.”