When I first saw the new Maven Magic Challenge description, I was drawn to the words “share a…visual that captures the MAGIC“. And so, when I started looking at the data I had little real interest in the budgets, box office and run times. It was all about the characters, their journey, and the spells they cast… both in the movies and on the movie goers.
So, I started to look at how I could connect the story characters and their dialogues to the magical places around the Potter universe, and the data as it was arranged allowed me to do that without too much hassle.
I then came to look at the data associated with the spells. There was no path in the dataset as provided that allowed me to directly link the spells both to the characters, the dialogues and the places. All it would allow me to do is look at them in isolation, which was no good!!
The challenge of this data set was officially set – how can I link the spells to the dialogue, and then onto the characters and places, and how can I pull this weaving story into a single page visual???
I came up with two methods to try and achieve this
My first method would be to count the number of spells cast by a character. The next would be to also identify the type and name of each individual spell cast.