To finish off Potter week at fxguide (and part of a new series talking to the world’s greatest colorists), Mike Seymour has a frank discussion with Peter Doyle, Senior Supervising Colorist, about Harry Potter 7: Part 2. Mike had spoken to Peter in 2009 about his work on the Potter series, and it was one of our most popular fxpodcasts. This time Peter explains how he creatively created key looks.
Peter Doyle is an amazing colorist, this is his sixth Potter film in a row, but he also lead the grading team on all three Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many more.
Mike and Peter discuss several beautiful sequences, made remarkable not by visual effects but by the lighting, grading and beautiful color palettes that were used: such as this scene below which occurs half way through the film, right before the battle.
Here is a link to the 2009 podcast with Peter Doyle mentioned earlier and in the podcast intro.