Friday, February 13, 2009

HP Time Out: An incredible achievement

This is part one of a 26-part fan-made claymation adaption of the final book of the Harry Potter series, The Deathly Hallows. It's simply amazing - this is by one fan with an extraordinary dream - and does he pull it off. This is not computer generated - it's hand made. The characters are all fashioned out of clay, and there are voices for the characters with dialogue and scenes and atmospheric music is included as well. The entire book is adapted. The Leaky Cauldron reports that major scenes are depicted, including, "the adventures in Gringotts, the heartbreaking moments at Shell Cottage, the epic battle for Hogwarts, the pivotal events with Nagini, Snape and the Prince's Tale, and the emotional Forest scene are all vividly brought to life."

Twenty-two year old "Ryan" is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a bachelors degree in filmmaking. "I do claymation as a hobby while trying to find work in the film business," he writes at his You Tube Channel.

We have five months to go before WB releases Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and filming for the two-part final film of Deathy Hallows has just begun. So this could keep anyone busy for quite a while. Enjoy!

The YouTube channel is here.

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