The Harry Potter movies have some of the most spectacular visual effects of any franchise in history. Games of Quidditch have students soaring on broomsticks while chasing the Snitch. Harry and friends are stalked by the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets. The Battle of Hogwarts combines all of the magic learned over seven films in an epic conclusion. Many of these moments relied heavily on CGI, but you might be surprised at how many practical effects were used, as well. From the self-folding Marauder's Map, to sleight-of-hand magic, to puppets that required seven people to operate, the wizarding world has no shortage of real-life "magic."
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Flying Broomsticks Are Sometimes Just Sitting PolesPhoto: mlovenancy/Reddit
From Redditor /u/mlovelacey.Completely magical?
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The Man Cleaning Tables Uses Practical Effects Magic
From Redditor /u/[deleted]:
Instead of CGI, the man cleaning the tables of the Leaky Cauldron performed sleight of hand magic to vanish the bottle.Completely magical?
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Real Hands Make Books Appear To Float Onto The Library ShelfPhoto: mlovenancy/Reddit
From Redditor /u/mlovelacy.Completely magical?
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Diagon Alley Is A Complete Set Piece
From Redditor /u/PersonWalker:
The Diagon Alley set from Harry Potter was actually located in Warner Bros. Studio.Completely magical?