Johnny Depp, in character, joins Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law to tease ‘Harry Potter’ fans with Hall H presentation.
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The veteran Framestore VFX supervisor talks about previs, virtual production and visual development on the first cinematic installment about the magical creatures of J. K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ universe.
From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.
Montreal-based visual effects studio delivers 126 VFX shots for Harry Potter spinoff, including many featured creatures and their environments, the magical reconstruction of a destroyed room, and the elaborate MACUSA wizard headquarters.
Led by VFX supervisor Andrew Morley, Cinesite delivers just under 100 shots for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ including environments of prohibition-era Manhattan, set extensions and the creation of a magical dinner.
MPC returns to the world of Harry Potter, delivering 220 VFX shots including 3D environments of prohibition-era Manhattan, set extensions, magic effects, and the creation of three beasts: Demiguise, Occamy and Billiwig.
Under the lead of production VFX supervisor Christian Manz, Oscar-winning VFX house helps develop and animate a range of fantastical CG characters for J.K. Rowling’s new spinoff prequel to the Harry Potter franchise.
Deluxe Entertainment-owned VFX house contributes to the film’s opening and closing sequences in addition to environmental and creature work, as well as reimagining the look of the ‘apparate’ and ‘disapparate’ effects from the Harry Potter films through which a wizard magically teleports into or out of a scene.
Animated clip accompanies new short story by J.K. Rowling that serves as a prequel to the upcoming Harry Potter feature, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’
Framestore delivers more than 700 VFX shots for Universal’s ‘Dracula Untold,’ including CG environments, CG battle scenes and millions of CG bats, as well as look development and character animation for the film’s central character, Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad the Impaler.