Many factors have contributed to make immortal ‘magic’ of Harry Potter, a magic that hovers in its history, in the vicissitudes of its protagonists, and also in the exciting growth of its actors, the children at the beginning of the saga, and now adults in his final chapter. In short, it is a big family that brings together fans from all over the world, without the limits of cultural or personal.
Launched in 2001 and ended in 2011, has dominated the first decade of the twenty-first century: Harry Potter it was the fantasy saga and the most beloved in the history of cinema, as well as the film franchise to have earned more than with his 7.7 billion dollars total.
Inspired by the novels of J. K. Rowling and brought to cinema in 2001 with the first chapter “Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone”the series has been the springboard for the launch of its leading actors, at the time very young, making Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint of the real stars.
Harry Potter: special effects
One of the true gems of the saga it is impossible to neglect its special effects. The plot of the film, in fact, has made it indispensable to the use of technicalities and legerdemain visual made after the shooting. Spells, monsters, battles, flying, scary magic spells, and much more: Harry Potter is a series of visual challenges made mostly in digital that in some way have changed the course of the history of visual effects in the United Kingdom.
Behind the scenes of Harry Potter [FOTO]
Green screen and computer graphics are the greatest allies of a saga colossal as that of Harry Potter, made with such precision, it can still seem real. The world of the film is so magical and you did forget to mention to viewers that, in reality, it is a reconstruction for a movie. But what happens behind the scenes of a set like this?
The web always manages to find more interesting tidbits and, in this case, the circular is a picture that relates to the fifth chapter of the saga, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”dating back to 2005.
The photo shows Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) in the historic library of Hogwarts. The ease with which Hermione accomplishes her spells actually hides many tricks technical. In this scene from the film, in fact, the books will move on their own, falling back on the shelves, but the behind-the-scenes reveals the secret: here come the different hands ready to go to Emma and the various volumes… All strictly covered by gloves green. The reason for this? The green and blue are the colours that are necessary to achieve these technical tricks, on which you can intervene and then in digital. But in the end even this is magic, no?
The importance of visual effects
In the course of the years, Harry Potter has become a true pillar in the history of special effects in cinema. Producer David Barron explained:
“Harry Potter has created the industry effects of the United Kingdom as we know it today”.