Sunday, 5 December 2010

Deathly Hallows Animation

I went to see the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film on friday night. Although I like the books, I'm not a big fan of the films, so wasn't expecting much. However, halfway through there was a beautiful three minute animation explaining what the Deathly Hallows are. Directed by Ben Hibon and created by Framestore, the stunning sequence is inspired by oriental shadow puppetry. The animation was created in sepia tones, which gives it a really mysterious and ancient appearance. The combination of willowy puppets and fluid shadows is very successful; it creates an ethereal feel which captivates you. Apparently it took six months for a team of animators to create it, but you can understand why as it's so detailed and intricate. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a video but here are some stills that have been published:

1 comment:

  1. Yeah.... i really amazed with that astonishing animation...... but now, you can find it on youtube :)