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[[File:SpecialEffectsWizard.png|thumb|right|300px|The special effects wizard emerges from a trapdoor in the stage during a performance of ''[[Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds]]''.]]
 
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A '''special effects wizard''' is a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] that provides the various effects that may be required in a wizarding play. These wizards generally pop up from somewhere off-stage, such as a trapdoor beneath the stage's floor, perform the required [[spell]] that has the desired effect, and then exit. An example of a play that requires a special effects wizard is ''[[Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds]]'', in which one is needed to provide yellow smoke to accompany [[Crapaud]]'s foot-[[transfiguration]].
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A '''special effects wizard''' is a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] that provides the various effects that may be required in a wizarding play, as well as being responsible for the creation of magical props. These wizards generally pop up from somewhere off-stage, such as a trapdoor beneath the stage's floor, perform the required [[spell]] that has the desired effect, and then exit. An example of a play that requires a special effects wizard is ''[[Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds]]'', in which one is needed to provide yellow smoke to accompany [[Crapaud]]'s foot-[[transfiguration]].
   
 
Though these wizards are presumably supposed to stick with the spells the script says to cast, this is not always the case. In a particularly infamous performance of ''Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds'', the special effects wizard used the [[Fire-Making Spell]] instead of conjuring yellow smoke, hoping the effect would liven up what had been a dull performance thus far. However, this merely had the effect of burning down the theatre and ending the play early.
 
Though these wizards are presumably supposed to stick with the spells the script says to cast, this is not always the case. In a particularly infamous performance of ''Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds'', the special effects wizard used the [[Fire-Making Spell]] instead of conjuring yellow smoke, hoping the effect would liven up what had been a dull performance thus far. However, this merely had the effect of burning down the theatre and ending the play early.
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[[Albus Dumbledore]] once served as a special effects wizard for an amateur production of ''[[The Fountain of Fair Fortune]]'' put on at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] by [[Herbert Beery]]. He was tasked with creating a functioning [[Fountain (The Fountain of Fair Fortune)|Fountain of Fair Fortune]] and a [[Never-ending hill|miniature grassy hill]] that would sink slowly into the stage as the actors attempted to scale it. Dumbledore believed that the props he created played their parts perfectly, though the play itself was a disaster for other reasons.<ref>''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' - Albus Dumbledore's notes on ''The Fountain of Fair Fortune''</ref>
   
 
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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*''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]''
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' {{1st ID}}
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The special effects wizard emerges from a trapdoor in the stage during a performance of Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds.
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A special effects wizard is a wizard that provides the various effects that may be required in a wizarding play, as well as being responsible for the creation of magical props. These wizards generally pop up from somewhere off-stage, such as a trapdoor beneath the stage's floor, perform the required spell that has the desired effect, and then exit. An example of a play that requires a special effects wizard is Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds, in which one is needed to provide yellow smoke to accompany Crapaud's foot-transfiguration.

Though these wizards are presumably supposed to stick with the spells the script says to cast, this is not always the case. In a particularly infamous performance of Hélas, Je me suis Transfiguré Les Pieds, the special effects wizard used the Fire-Making Spell instead of conjuring yellow smoke, hoping the effect would liven up what had been a dull performance thus far. However, this merely had the effect of burning down the theatre and ending the play early.

Albus Dumbledore once served as a special effects wizard for an amateur production of The Fountain of Fair Fortune put on at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by Herbert Beery. He was tasked with creating a functioning Fountain of Fair Fortune and a miniature grassy hill that would sink slowly into the stage as the actors attempted to scale it. Dumbledore believed that the props he created played their parts perfectly, though the play itself was a disaster for other reasons.[1]

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  1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Albus Dumbledore's notes on The Fountain of Fair Fortune

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