Director: David Yates

Studio: Warner Bros.

Released: 15th July 2009


Dneg VFX Supervisors: Paul Franklin, John Moffatt, Paul Riddle + Mattias Lindahl

Dneg VFX Producers: Dominic Sidoli

Dneg CG Supes: Gavin Graham, Dayne Cowan, Philippe Leprince


“Director David Yates and his cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel set the tone right at the start, with a brilliant opening scene that shows evil sweeping into the normal world in explosive black trails of smoke, creating dark storms over London and destroying the Millennium Bridge” Sarah Crompton, The Telegraph

As the Harry Potter story draws closer to its conclusion, the sixth installment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, sees the Death Eaters wreak havoc, the threat from Voldemort growing stronger and Harry and Dumbledore starting to prepare for the final battle that is inevitably approaching.

Having worked with Double Negative on previous Potter movies, director David Yates and VFX Supervisor, Tim Burke returned to Double Negative to lead the visual effects for the Half Blood Prince.

Led by Double Negative’s VFX Supervisor, Paul Franklin, the team worked on several major sequences such as the opening titles, the London and Millennium Bridge attack, the attack on the Burrows, the Pensieve sequence, the Room of Requirements, the Astronomy Tower and more.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opened worldwide on July 15th 2009 and in IMAX 3D on July 29th


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