the vfx show #128: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Mike Seymour, Ian Failes and Mat Graham discuss the visual effects of the final film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

This week was Potter Week at fxguide and were are replete with coverage of the visual effects of the final films. Several of the newest fxguide articles dealing with Deathly Hallows, Part 2 are listed below in the show notes.

And to finish off Potter week at fxguide, Mike Seymour had 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.

Show Notes:

Director: David Yates
Cinematographer: Eduardo Serra
VFX Supervisors and Visual Effects Companies:
Tim Burke
David Vickery — Double Negative
Holger Voss — Cinesite
Greg Butler — MPC
Christian Manz — Framestore
Sean Mathiesen — Rising Sun Pictures
Matthew Twyford — Baseblack

The complete Harry Potter series of books on Amazon

Episode #112 of the vfx show covering Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Peter Doyle — Supervising Digital Colourist

London vfx houses create wizardry – Soho VFX Shops article on Variety

Room of Requirement

Cinesites work on Voldemort’s nose removal – video breakdown

The chocolate frog

DNeg’s Gringott’s Dragon and Digi Hogwarts

2 thoughts on “the vfx show #128: <em>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2</em>”

  1. Great vfxshow, thanks guys. Great film too. But didn’t anyone notice the aweful S3D roto around Neville in his last scene? Near his face, along a really loose roto, the crowd behind him were in the same Z-plane as his face. I thought it really stood out.
    Apart from that it was a superb movie.

  2. Crab was missing from the movie because he got busted for marijuana in London a few years ago. So they cut him out.

    Excellent podcast BTW….love it. You should check mine out at

    I saw the movie in theater 3 times and LOVED IT. I gave 3D a shot and HATED IT. It totally drew me out of the film. Basically my biggest gripe with the 3D was that they dropped the luminents of the background to the point where it hurts when you are trying to make out what the background actually is.

    I totally love the movie too. Best of 2011 by far.

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