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Creating the Deathly Hallows animation
December 6, 2011 7:05 AM   Subscribe


 
thank you! I loved this part of the film.
posted by Tarumba at 7:13 AM on December 6, 2011


When I was a kid, all I could draw was stick figures. Now that I'm 40, all I can draw is stick figures. I've played with Maya, where I can draw some really nicely textured stick figures.

People with a gift like this amaze me.
posted by double block and bleed at 7:21 AM on December 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


When I saw Deathly Hallows I thought the animated sequence was "unfortunate" ... the impact and sheer style of the artwork made the rest of the film seem stupendously dull by comparison.

Easily my favourite part of the film. Thanks for the background info.
posted by samworm at 7:52 AM on December 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


the impact and sheer style of the artwork made the rest of the film seem stupendously dull by comparison.

I spent 10 minutes or so thinking how interesting it would have been to see the whole movie done in that animation... I still enjoyed the rest of the film, though.
posted by Huck500 at 8:03 AM on December 6, 2011


And now I've seen a total of 3 minutes of a Harry Potter movie!
posted by Blake at 8:06 AM on December 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah, samworm, I completely agree. That movie was basically 3 minutes of awesome animated beauty placed into the middle of 2 and a half hours of camping. Plus a Nick Cave song.
posted by nushustu at 8:09 AM on December 6, 2011


That was by far the stand-out sequence of all the films. I don't think it would've had the same amount of impact had that style been used for a feature film, but the sequence was beautiful...and oddly, Emma Watson's narration fit the mood of the sequence perfectly.

Thank you so much for this post.
posted by Phire at 8:42 AM on December 6, 2011


For those who are interested, Lotte Reiniger's Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed can be found on youtube.
posted by The White Hat at 9:22 AM on December 6, 2011


The White Hat: "For those who are interested, Lotte Reiniger's Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed can be found on youtube ."

It's really fantastic and considered one of the first animated films, ever. If you are unsure whether it is worth your time, simply watch the opening animated titles and you should be convinced.
posted by Deathalicious at 9:31 AM on December 6, 2011


The videos are blocked because I'm supposed to be *cough* working, but I read the first interview and am looking forward to seeing the rest when I get home.

This sequence blew my mind when I first saw in my rinky-dink second-run theater -- it wasn't until I saw it the... third? fourth?... time that I noticed how intricate it really was. Sure -- it seems like shadow puppets, but the details were incredible. I may have been a little obsessed with telling people they needed to go see HP just for this scene.

(And yes, I would love to see an animated collection of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" -- provided each story was as awesomely designed as "The Deathly Hallows." Not the same design, mind you -- just super creative and beautifully artistic and technically brilliant. That's all.)
posted by paisley sheep at 10:54 AM on December 6, 2011


After I saw Deathly Hallows in the theater the week it came out I couldn't stop thinking about that animation sequence. I downloaded the movie and deleted everything except for the animation. I've watched it over and over since then and I always see something new; the amount of detail is so amazing. I don't want to call a three-minute clip from a kids movie profound but it's definitely one of the most memorable things I saw in movies this year.

(Yeah I know I'm a little gushy but it really floored me the first time I saw it and keeps doing so)
posted by not_the_water at 12:37 PM on December 6, 2011


When I was a kid, all I could draw was stick figures. Now that I'm 40, all I can draw is stick figures.

Randall, is that you?
posted by Grangousier at 1:08 AM on December 8, 2011


No.
posted by double block and bleed at 7:13 AM on December 9, 2011


Oh.
posted by Grangousier at 9:38 AM on December 10, 2011


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