• Harry potter and the order of the phoenix

  • Harry potter and the order of the phoenix

  • Harry potter and the order of the phoenix

  • Harry potter and the order of the phoenix

  • Harry potter and the order of the phoenix

  • Harry potter and the order of the phoenix

  • Harry potter and the order of the phoenix

  • Harry potter and the order of the phoenix

  • Harry potter and the order of the phoenix

  • Harry potter and the order of the phoenix

launch reel
12 Grimmauld Place

One of the key effects sequences that Rising Sun took on was the creation of the Headquarters of The Order of the Phoenix - a building which magically appears from between two regular 'Muggle' buildings when summoned by members of the order. To create the effect, six houses were built in Maya from reference photographs and a LIDAR scan of the set. The main components were hand animated, while dynamics brought the curtains and plant to life. Multiple layers of particle effects, combined with 2D elements, generated dust and debris were then used to augment the shots. The sequence was rendered using 3Delight renderer, together with custom shaders and a proprietary render-time geometry injector called Venom. The shots were composited together in Shake.

Director David Yates commented on the hidden Wizarding world of Potter, "Another thing that got me was how our Muggle world sits right next to the world of wizards. It's there but we don't know it. That had wonderful possibilities."

Core Photorealistic Effects

There was really a nice variety of work for us from cute animated fireworks through to mainstay invisible effects, set extensions, CG projected environments, the full CG Grimmald Place and a CG owl, Hedwig.

The challenges are really different in this kind of work. There's a small sequence where the children run down the hill to see Hagrid. This was shot green screen in Leavesden. We used stills of the Scottish location to build up a projected environment which we enhanced with a sprinkling of 3D grass to give some added dimension to the hill. We then created simple proxy geometry & lovingly grew Maya Paint Effects grass over the top.


RSP contributed subtle effects for the tense scene in which Harry becomes possessed by Voldemort. To show Voldemort’s eyes and sockets appearing on Harry’s face, the team used three distinct elements within Shake: an iris/pupil treatment morphing Harry’s wide pupils to match Voldemort’s small pin-hole pupils; an iris color change; the darkening of Harry’s eye sockets, using three different mattes that were tracked into position.
Credits / View the Crew
 
Director:
David Yates


VFX Supervisor:
Tim Burke

VFX Producer:
Emma Norton

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