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Harry Potter Edit Ideas

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Chase asked if there was a general Harry Potter editing thread he could post his Dobby VFX to, so now there’s this one. Go nuts.

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Hey, yeah… It’s me!

So I was always bothered by the lack of consistency with the apparition effects across films. By that I mean between when Dobby apparates in Year 2 and when everybody else does from Year 6 onwards. So I attempted to replaces the ‘fairy dust’ effect with the new style of apparition:

https://streamable.com/729uy4

PM me for a link!

(If I make any changes I’ll let everybody know!)

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I like the old one more but for consistency this is great. Excellent work.

Anyway, I was thinking a simple to fix Barty Crouch Jr.'s stupidly convoluted plan would be to make it look like he’s trying to kill Harry in the tasks. For example, the dragon is trained not to breathe fire, but Barty makes it do so anyways. He pays the Merfolk to attack Harry. The portkey trophy is an eleventh hour scenario he came up with when all else failed. All this doubles as a way of making a regularly occurring competition for teenagers seem less irresponsibly deadly.

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Chase, regarding the Dobby shots…

I’m not any kind of authority on HP. I’ll just say that your version looks neat and cool except for the lurch when the supposedly seamless cut happens (to your effects work frames).

For the first shot there’s a little bit of a zoom in. For the second, everything in the b.g. shifts to the right a little (the window frame and bed and such, plus Harry eyes go from open to closed instantly, plus the focus for him goes pretty soft). Can you easily enough get those two lurches in difference out with a little more work? If it wouldn’t take you too long…

It seems like you’re really close to having a great shot here and it’s just this side mess, not the main effect itself, that’s hampering things. I understand that for the second shot it might mean masking Harry out as his own element (and having the b.g. linger so that it doesn’t shift) and maybe that’s beyond the amount of effort you want to put into this. (Off the top of my head also, if you could get Harry as his own element you could do a two or three frame dissolve at the cut area to solve the eyes open-closed issue.)

Just my thoughts. Again, your main effect with Dobby looks pretty neat to me! 😃

LightWave + MaxwellRender + 3960X computer = fun times with gfx for me :)

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WXM,

Thanks for your reply!
I’m glad to see someone with such a keen eye take interest! 👍

The small jump cuts are actually something that are intentionally added when the effect is used in the other films, I wanted my shots to feel authentic, so I attempted (quite poorly I might add) to recreate them. But I completely agree about the second shot, the changes to Harry are still too noticeable so I will try to address it! 😃 Thanks so much for the input!

SOLO: A Subtler Remaster of ‘The Bold One’
(My homeworld is Australia so be wary of timezones!)

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Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a film that needs some editing.

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I haven’t seen the Fantastic Beasts films. David Yates’ Doctor Who is a bullet I’m glad we dodged (supposedly it really did come close to happening), so I’m not keen on a stand-in. Are the movies any good? I do plan on seeing them eventually.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

I haven’t seen the Fantastic Beasts films. David Yates’ Doctor Who is a bullet I’m glad we dodged (supposedly it really did come close to happening), so I’m not keen on a stand-in. Are the movies any good? I do plan on seeing them eventually.

The first Fantastic Beasts film is actually one of my favorite movies in general.
It works good as a stand-alone film, so you could watch it, without bothering with its sequel.

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Here’s an idea: replace Scabior with Barty Crouch Jr… Just deepfake David Tennant’s face over Nick Moran’s and voila! Doesn’t change much, I know, but it could help tie the films together.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Here’s an idea: replace Scabior with Barty Crouch Jr… Just deepfake David Tennant’s face over Nick Moran’s and voila! Doesn’t change much, I know, but it could help tie the films together.

You overestimate current deepfake technology.
Not to mention that the two characters are vastly different in terms of the roles they play and their rankings amongst the death eaters. They also sound nothing alike.

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I guess Barty is much higher ranking, especially after reviving Voldemort.

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You know how everyone always says Harry has his mother’s eyes? Well what if we deepfaked Daniel Ratcliff’s eyes onto hers?

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Something that’s always bugged me is how totally trivial Hufflepuff is. Across all 8 films the only person from that house is Cedric. Here’s my proposal: make Luna a Hufflepuff. Yes, I know, diehard fans will call blasphemy, but I don’t care. The more that I think about it, the more I think it fits her better than Ravenclaw. Her defining trait is being cooky weirdo, while Ravenclaw is more for the straightforward academic types. Basically, all this change would entail is recoloring her uniform with EbSynth. Admittedly it might get a little tedious, but it’s mainly just the tie, which is a tiny part, and she often wears muggle clothes instead.