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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Finale Is 3-D Done Right

By Hugh Hart on July 15, 2011

The most ironic aspect of 3-D moviemaking jumps into the foreground with the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: Depth-of-field works most effectively when you hardly notice it. For the final film in the Potter series, which opens Friday, director David Yates and his team exercised restraint throughout. The result? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is 3-D done right. IMAX Senior VP of Film Production Hugh Murray, who supervised the Hallows 3-D conversion, explained the filmmakers’ strategy in an e-mail to Wired.com.“David’s guiding aesthetic was that a 3-D film should be no more than a richer visual telling of the story and never a distraction,” Murray said. “If you’re reacting to a 3-D gimmick, you can’t simultaneously be lost in the narrative.” Read more on wired.com...