Category Archives: HP Crew

Several new interviews with David Yates, David Heyman, David Barron and more

Over the last week or so, during publicity events for the WB Studio Tour, Harry Potter cast and crew have been giving all sorts of interviews, and many of these have sprung up around the web. We’ve picked out a selection of interesting ones for you to read, watch or listen to below.

Firstly Dan Dark, Managing Director of Leavesden Studios, was at a roundtable interview attended by, who of course discussed the Tour, including when they began planning it and protecting the old sets in anticipation of it, the quality of the staff, and return value for fans. Get the whole story »

Tim Burke talks extensively about the Visual Effects on Deathly Hallows Part 2

Following Deathly Hallows Part 2′s Visual Effects win at the Baftas and ahead of the Oscars (where Harry Potter is in nominated in the same category), VFX supervisor Tim Burke has been doing a few interviews, including one very lengthy one with Studio Daily.

Tim talks about the differences between the effects on DH2 compared with the previous films, discusses working with several small VFX companies in London for different aspects of the film, gives some insight into the creation of a digital Hogwarts as opposed to using miniatures, talks a bit about 3D, the Gringotts ‘roller coaster’ and the CG giants and spiders and the dragon, mentions last-minute changes to the death of Voldemort and also describes his favourite shots from the last film. Get the whole story »

BAFTA Film Awards: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 wins for Special Visual Effects

The BAFTA film awards took place tonight in London, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 picked up the award for Special Visual Effects! Congratulations to the team: John Richardson, Tim Burke, Greg Butler, David Vickery and all the others who contributed to bring the books spectacularly to life.

Unfortunately, Deathly Hallows Part 2 missed out on the other awards it was nominated for – Production Design, Makeup & Hair, and Sound. Get the whole story »