Harry Potter Alert: Half-Blood Prince Featurettes!

Cinematical alerts us to the new behind-the-scenes videos of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Wait! Let me put on my Gryffindor scarf and round-rimmed glasses first.

Titled “Quidditch: Back in Style,” and hosted by the site Worst Previews, the video features costume designer Jany Temime presenting a new padded quidditch uniform. She says that because the characters are now older, they are more physical in their play of the sport, hence the need for shoulder pads and such. Another Half-Blood Prince featurette now available is titled “Set Magic: Creating Wool’s Orphanage.” In this video, we see production designer Stuart Craig discussing the plans for and construction of, yes, Wool’s Orphanage. For those out of the loop, Wool’s is the childhood residence of Tom Riddle (aka young Voldemort). There’s models, sets, and other art department goods, but unfortunately for you fans there’s no sign of the cast. At the beginning of each video, however, there is a bit of movie footage, plus Daniel Radcliffe saying he’s glad to be back.