Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Dark Secrets Revealed



David Yates

Based on

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling


David Heyman, David Barron

Production Company

Heyday Films, Warner Bros.


Warner Bros.

Dneg VFX Supervisors

Paul Franklin, John Moffat, Paul Riddle, Mattias Lindahl

Dneg VFX Producer

Dominic Sidoli

Release Date

15th July 2009

Director David Yates and his cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel set the tone right at the start, with a brilliant opening scene that shows evil sweeping into the normal world in explosive black trails of smoke, creating dark storms over London and destroying the Millennium Bridge.The Telegraph

Film Background

As the Harry Potter story draws closer to its conclusion, the sixth instalment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, sees the Death Eaters wreak havoc, the threat from Voldemort growing stronger and Harry and Dumbledore starting to prepare for the final battle that is inevitably approaching.

Having worked with Double Negative on previous Potter movies, director David Yates and VFX Supervisor, Tim Burke returned to Double Negative to lead the visual effects for the Half Blood Prince.

Led by Double Negative’s VFX Supervisor, Paul Franklin, the team worked on several major sequences such as the opening titles, the London and Millennium Bridge attack, the attack on the Burrows, the Pensieve sequence, the Room of Requirements, the Astronomy Tower and more.





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