DNEG & Harry Potter
After working on every Potter film since Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, DNEG was delighted to be asked to provide visual effects for the final instalments of the story, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Working closely with the film’s VFX Supervisor, Tim Burke, the DNEG team was lead by VFX Supervisor David Vickery and VFX Producer Charlotte Loughlane. The main team also included 3D Supervisor Rick Leary and 2D Supervisor Sean Stranks.
DNEG’s work for Deathly Hallows Part 1, included the corroding Warner Brothers logo and extensive environment extensions of the Burrows and its surrounds. Additional environment work was completed on Xenophilus Lovegood’s (Rhys Ifans) home, extending it in 3D and culminating in the Death Eater’s attack.
DNEG also brought the Death Eaters to a new level, with the introduction of the ‘flayed man’ stage in between their smokey, fluid, flying state and their live-action presence upon landing. Other work included the Patronus charm that interrupts a wedding party to inform the guests that Voldemort has taken over the Ministry of Magic.