After looking at preliminary box office estimates, “the sound of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” could easily refer to screaming fans and stacking money. According to early estimates, the eighth and final Potter film grossed an estimated $43.5 million from midnight shows alone, putting it well on the way to break the single day box office record and compete for the all time three day record as well.

Alas, that’s not what “the sound” means in this case. It refers to the actual sound of the movie and in the video that’s after the jump, the Soundworks Collection talks to several members of the audio team to show how they crafted the film’s sound effects, sound mix, score and more. Along with that, there’s some great behind the scenes footage that you probably haven’t seen unless you were actually on set. It’s a perfect video to watch after seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 just to appreciate how much work went into it.

Thanks to Soundworks Collection for another fantastic video. Here it is. If you haven’t seen the film yet, there are certainly a bunch of spoilers here.

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Some of the best parts for me were the foley work, the discussion of how mixing for 3D is different for 2D, as well as all the awesome footage of sound being recorded on set. However, you get the feeling like there’s more footage that could have been used, more details that could have been discussed, but maybe because the film is brand new in theaters, they were forced to hold it back.

What’s your favorite part of the video? When watching a movie, do you ever think about the sound mix and all the work that’s put into it?

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