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Rising Sun Feature: Video Effects Used in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Posted by: sue
September 03, 2009, 01:02 PM

Over the years we've brought you news from some of the companies who work on the Harry Potter films, notably the companies who create special effects seen in the movies. One such company, Rising Sun has provided another look at the work they've done for the movies, this time for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. You can see the meticulous and time consuming work done in creating things such as Dumbledore's wounded hand, and the scene at Slughorn's home at the beginning of movie at this link, or here, then where it says 'launch VFX breakdowns.' or here now in our galleries. Enjoy!

Thanks Matt, Rising Sun and SS!

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580 Points

i love behind the scenes stuff!

Posted by AbbieAstoria on September 03, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
243 Points

I especially like the ‘Mary Poppins’ moment when everything is put back together again.

Posted by greatpetie83 on September 03, 2009, 01:25 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Very cool stuff!

Posted by Won_Two on September 03, 2009, 01:33 PM report to moderator
134 Points

Behind the scenes are sometimes better than movies themselves! And with HP I can never get enough snippets of movie magic!

Posted by silviaelisa22 on September 03, 2009, 01:36 PM report to moderator
252 Points

Wow, that was amazing- I am very interested with all the behind the scenes stuff. The scectrumcempra scene was cool to look at step by step.

Posted by lunalovegoodlove on September 03, 2009, 01:38 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

Cool that was really intresting.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 03, 2009, 01:44 PM report to moderator
594 Points

That moment at Slughorn’s home when Dumbledore sweeps the room with his wand and everything gets put back into place is definitely one of the coolest moments of HBP! And it’s also yet another reminder why I fell in love with the wizarding world — moments like that make me go SQUEEEE :) It’s just so COOL, you know. I can’t really put it in words in any language why it makes me feel like so giddy, it just does. I’d give everything I own and then some to be able to do magic in the first place, let alone to do something like that.

Also, I’m very very surprised that they had included that Umbridge on a trick wire thingy from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. When I interviewed James and Oliver back in July, they specifically said that the Umbridge on the trick wire was real, it was done with carefully balanced weights. According to James and Oliver, most of the things in the shop were real, CGI was only used for the fireworks and other rather obvious things like that (like the girl on the video whose hair sticks up). I really hope we’ll get to see more making of stuff from the joke shop scene.

Posted by MischiefManaged on September 03, 2009, 01:45 PM report to moderator
570 Points

OH Awsomeeeeeeeeee im already counting down to the hagrids hut photo


The hut of requirement will be fully funcitional with built in wheels so hagrid can make a speedy escape LOL

Posted by Lilliekatieinnes on September 03, 2009, 01:55 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

will loooook in a sec :)

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on September 03, 2009, 02:21 PM report to moderator
209 Points

oooooooo…..that’s interseting!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Granger10 on September 03, 2009, 02:30 PM report to moderator
1397 Points

Wow that was really cool, just to see the process of how things fit together, especially the scene with Snape,Draco and Harry. It’s just so great to get stuff like this that we sometimes don’t get to see on dvds etc. Thank you Rising Sun!!!

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on September 03, 2009, 02:38 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

cool. HBP was awesome!!!

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 03, 2009, 03:00 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

What fascinating footage. Being able to view how they construct these movies is always a rewarding experience.

Posted by Kirk on September 03, 2009, 03:47 PM report to moderator
4881 Points

I always liked the special effects in all the harry potter films. And after watching this, I like them even more! Well done to the all people who were involved in bringing all these great scenes to life, and making them as accurate as possible! We fans are forever grateful :)

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on September 03, 2009, 04:02 PM report to moderator
1585 Points

Cool! I love watching this kind of thing =D

Posted by axlgirl [FTC!] on September 03, 2009, 04:10 PM report to moderator
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