The Quidditch Final

Work in Progress

Even after I stopped working on my Deathly Hallows animated project, I still didn’t give up on the idea of making Harry Potterrelated animated videos. This time, I opted to make my own adaptations of some of my favourite scenes from the books that didn’t make it into the movies. Naturally, being the overeager excitable person that I am, I opted to start with the most ambitious of the lot: the Quidditch Final from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
The very first thing I completed was a loop of Harry on his broom. Sadly I seem to have misplaced the video itself, but here’s a screenshot I managed to dig up.
Harry
The next thing I got out of the way was the opening shot, which you can see below.
For the next shot, which was to be an extreme long shot, I had to draw the entire Quidditch Pitch from scratch. Here’s how it looked…
Quidditch Pitch Preview
…and here’s an incomplete rough version of the shot.
It was only after I had painstakingly worked on drawing an entire Quidditch pitch that I decided it was a highly impractical method to create an environment that would be viewed multiple times from many different angles. The alternative was to build a 3D model of the pitch, which would save me a lot of trouble as I’d only have to make it once and I’d be able to view it from any angle I wanted. So I used Blender and basically learned on the job. Below are screenshots of different stages of the modeling process.
As you can see, the pitch is as yet incomplete. As with most of my projects, life (read: college, then my job) got in the way and indefinitely delayed the process. I’m hoping to get back into it soon though, as this is a project I really want to see completed.