How do you turn Ezra Miller’s Credence Barebone into a malevolent Obscurus, or have Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) stroke the beak of a Thunderbird called Frank? The answer, of course: with a truckload of special effects.
- Fantastic Beasts’ newest star Victoria Yeates on working with her “role model” JK Rowling
- Dumbledore is “not explicitly” gay in Fantastic Beasts and fans are not happy
Double Negative, the VFX company who brought the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them to the big screen, has released a video showing what the footage looked like before they added CGI and afterwards. The transformation is so impressive it’s just like real magic.
This behind-the-scenes video reveals the little tricks behind creating that magic: antique cars being thrown around by cables and pulleys, a props guy holding a giant bird-head while Redmayne strokes it, and acres of green screen.
So back to the question of how to turn Credence Barebone into a malevolent Obscurus…
It turns out all you need to do is have Ezra Miller stand in front of a green screen and vibrate, furiously.