A supercut that casts a spell on you.
The Harry Potter franchise was never just a bunch of movies for kids. It was a full-fledged, hyper-dramatic and fantastic coming-of-age saga, an epic tale of magical proportions, and as such it was treated with all the cinematic seriousness of the finest, largest, and widest-scoped films.
One key aspect to the magnanimously-cinematic look of the franchise was its cinematography, carried out by six DPs over the course of the eight films: John Seale, Roger Pratt, Michael Seresin, Slawomir Idziak, Bruno Delbonnel, and Eduardo Serra.
Here at Film School Rejects, we’ve already offered up our list of the perfect shots of the Harry Potter franchise, and in a similar vein Art of the Film has produced the following three-and-a-half minute supercut of the films’ best cinematography. Taken as a highlight reel, Art of the Film proves beyond a shadow of a doubt why the cinematic Potter-verse is massively successful and influential in its own right, as well as how the wizarding world J.K. Rowling created is able to thrive in every media.