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MPC Wins Special VFX BAFTA Award

MPC was given the BAFTA award for Special Visual Effects for its contributions to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

Press Release from MPC:

The BAFTA Film Awards took place at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden on Sunday and MPC walked away with an award for Special Visual Effects for their contribution to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Visual Effects Supervisor Greg Butler accepted the award on behalf of the team at MPC, who delivered 325 shots for the final film in the series. Working closely with VFX Supervisor Tim Burke, MPC’s areas of work included the epic final battle between Harry and Voldemort, CG environments and fire effects in The Room of Requirements, the snake Nagini, giant’s face replacements, death eater and stone knight armies, a number of explosive wand effects and 2 Horcrux destructions effects. 

Greg Butler said on the night  “It is an honor for me to accept the BAFTA award for MPC's work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. For over a decade, hundreds of MPC artists have contributed to the Harry Potter films and at long last, all of that effort has been rewarded with this BAFTA. On behalf of everyone at MPC I would like to give a special thank you to David Yates, Tim Burke, Emma Norton, and Warner Brothers for giving us the opportunity to work on such an incredible movie.” 

For more information on the Visual Effects MPC created for all eight Harry Potter movies, take a look at the company’s filmography:

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.