In this enchanting spot for Universal Studios Hollywood, Luma helped bring that dream alive, creating visuals that take guests into the exciting world of Harry Potter.
The spot kicks off with a dramatic flight through a vast CG cloudscape, then swoops down into Hogsmeade. Luma worked closely with David&Goliath and Smuggler director Filip Engstrom to create a single continuous shot that transports the viewer through the sky as clouds morph into an enormous dragon, an owl, Hogwarts Express, and Hogwarts Castle. To do this, a winding camera move was established, which revealed the hero cloud elements from behind each other.
The density of each of the clouds was carefully crafted, leaving behind whimsical silhouettes and dynamic lighting. Additional simulated vapors, wisps and billowing clouds were blended into the scene which was essential to achieve the photoreal look of the spot.