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An invitation to Hogwarts

Universal Orlando: Here's a fun little fan video to brighten the day for Harry Potter fans.

From Robert Niles
Posted August 8, 2011 at 4:48 PM
It's not directly theme park related, but many of you are Harry Potter fans, so here's a fun little Harry Potter-inspired fan video, filmed and edited entirely by Theme Park Insider kid Brian Niles:

Brian's been doing some of the video editing for us on TPI, and I'm hoping to get some theme park videos from him later this year. So if you have requests for SoCal-related theme park videos (since that's where we live and the roadtrips are done for the year), we'd love to hear them in the comments.

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From Jeff Elliott
Posted August 8, 2011 at 7:11 PM
Very impressed!!

From TH Creative
Posted August 9, 2011 at 1:52 AM
Robert, You out to consider an annual "Theme Park Insider Film Festival." Participants could forward their own theme park related videos and we could all vote on the best clip.

Just a thought.

Meanwhile the Potter clip is charming and ... speaking of charm ... the Wolf family has dropped yet another vid on Youtube (The Wolf Family Dances Disney 2011).

From Rob P
Posted August 9, 2011 at 3:10 AM
Brian's a talented lad. That's a very accomplished short film.

From KJ Simpson
Posted August 9, 2011 at 4:30 AM
Great work, Brian! I loved the video, and so did my daughter.

From Christy Hall
Posted August 9, 2011 at 5:45 AM
What a great video. Good work, Brian! I really enjoyed it.

From Scott B
Posted August 9, 2011 at 6:04 AM
Wow, that was pretty incredible. What a talented little guy!

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:35 AM
Where was this video shot? Nice visual effect of the castle over the mountain.

As for the request, I would love to see a walk-through tour of Disneyland.

From Robert Niles
Posted August 9, 2011 at 9:07 AM
The video was shot in Estes Park, Colorado.

Suggestion noted!

Also, I like TH's idea of the video contest. What would it take to get some of you to participate?

From Joshua Counsil
Posted August 9, 2011 at 9:49 AM
I'm down for the contest. No incentives needed.

From Andy Milito
Posted August 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM
I would be in too, Robert! I don't think there's anything needed, just some friendly competition :)

From Robert Niles
Posted August 9, 2011 at 2:13 PM
Talk to me about what you'd like to see in terms of rules, format, length, deadlines, etc. Or should it be wide-open? I've got some ideas, but would love to hear what you think, since you'll probably come up with something far better than I could.

From TH Creative
Posted August 10, 2011 at 2:27 PM
You might want vids submitted and then evaluated by a group of TPI regs who would cleave the choices down to five or six.

Make it an annual thing and you could end up with a fairly popular annual event.

From Robyn A.
Posted August 10, 2011 at 5:44 PM
Wow! Talented young man you've got there!

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