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These Gorgeous Game of Thrones Storyboards Offer Just a Glimpse of a Massive New Book

As Game of Thrones comes to an end, many of us find ourselves looking back to the beginning. Why did the show become so huge? What were our favourite moments? How did it all happen? Like the show itself, those are rather large questions, but the “how” is getting a suitably large answer in a new book. Read More >>

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How the Biggest TV You’ve Ever Seen Helped First Man’s Oscar-Winning Visual Effects Look So Authentic

It’s not hard to pick out all the visual effects shots in movies like Avengers: Infinity War or Ready Player One, but First Man was shot more like a documentary, so the extensive visual effects had to be seamless and invisible. To help accomplish this, visual effects studio DNEG built one of the most amazing TVs you’ve ever seen, allowing many flight sequences to be filmed on set with minimal post-production work required afterwards. Read More >>

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One of Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Giant Explosions Was Inspired By the Slow Mo Guys on YouTube

Digital tools like 3D animation and motion capture helped revolutionise the visual effects industry, but there’s still plenty of room for practical effects to help bring the impossible to the big screen. Solo: A Star Wars Story’s VFX supervisor Julian Foddy revealed to the BBC that one of the film’s most memorable explosions was actually inspired by a popular YouTube channel. Read More >>

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How The Walking Dead Blew Up a Bridge Full of Zombies Without Actually Blowing Up a Real Bridge

Just a few weeks after it originally aired, Goodbye Kansas Studios has shared a behind-the-scenes video of its work on The Walking Dead episode “What Comes After,” where Rick, with some help from a pile of dynamite, blows up a bridge full of approaching zombies. Creating one of the series’ most complicated shots required extensive post-production work, but surprisingly, no actual bridges were harmed in the process. Read More >>

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This Pacific Rim: Uprising VFX Video Shows How Mo-Cap Performers Become 300-Foot-Tall Jaegers  

Pacific Rim Uprising may not have lived up to its predecessor, but it’s still a fun movie about giant monsters fighting giant robots that, sorry to break it to you, weren’t actually so giant before the film’s visual effects artists worked their magic. Read More >>

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A Lot of Work Went Into Digitally Recreating Chadwick Boseman’s Muscles in Black Panther

Wired sat down with Method Studios’ Visual Effects Supervisor Daryl Sawchuk to discuss the studio’s extensive post-production work on Black Panther. Included: this cool video, which includes some interesting behind-the-scenes secrets on how the artists digitally costumed actors Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Read More >>

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Watch David Fincher Direct an Animatronic Bishop in Alien 3

David Fincher got his start working on special effects for Return of the Jedi. In some rare footage from Alien 3, we get to see and hear how he works with the FX team to bring the destroyed Bishop android to life. Usually, footage like this would be considered an effects test, but when David Fincher’s doing it, it’s a rehearsal. Read More >>

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Making Stop Motion Animation Looks Really Hard

I mean, the animator in the gif above changes his shirt at least four times before he’s able to make the Ninja Monkey doll walk just a couple of steps. That’s a lot of time spent animating the most basic of motions lasting just seconds. Read More >>

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Watching the Filming of a Car Chase Scene is Way More Fun Than Watching the Actual Movie

Am I going to watch that new Bourne film? I don’t know, probably not. Are you? You probably don’t need to, because the coolest part of it all isn’t in the film — it’s this behind the scenes footage showing the filming of a car chase. Read More >>

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How Spielberg, Lucas, and Kasdan Came Up With Indiana Jones

How did a "scruffy," "rough and tumble" "bounty hunter of antiquities" become one of the most beloved heroes in film history? Read this transcript from a 1978 meeting featuring Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, as they workshop the concept of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Read More >>

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Behind the Scenes Pictures of a NSFW Playboy Photoshoot are so Awkward (NSFW)

NSFW. This is NSFW guys. If you don't want to see body parts typical of a Playboy photo shoot, do not click. Anyway. NSFW. Here's a collection of images from photographer Patrick Van Dam's book Playboy Behind The Scenes. It shows how those iconic centerfold sausages are made and how hilariously awkward and unsexy it can be behind the scenes of a Playboy shoot. Read More >>

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15 Minutes of Elysium Behind the Scenes Footage Is Pure Mech-Madness

So here we have 15 minutes worth of behind the scenes footage from Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming "postapocalyptic" movie Elysium. I mean, this is basically the entire movie, which doesn't open until August 21st! Does the studio know about this? Read More >>

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Iron Man 3 Behind-the-Scenes Footage Is Six Minutes of Pure Awesome

If you're not already excited about Iron Man 3 you don't have a beating heart. For those of us who are human, and therefore teeming with anticipation, this six-minute clip of behind-the-scenes footage that should make that pulse of yours quicken. Read More >>

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How the Extreme Athlete-Powered Rube Goldberg Machine Was Made

Remember how Red Bull made that amazingly ridiculous athlete-powered Rube Goldberg machine? This is how they did it. And it includes 11 athletes, 12 different machines, 4 RED cameras, 45 GoPro cameras, a 75 person crew putting in 3,422 man hours and a helluva lot of sawdust. Read More >>

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Watch How This Time-Expanding Car Commercial Was Painstakingly Stitched Together

It turns out Phantom cameras are useful for more than just destroying household items and blowing stuff up. This Fiat Abarth spot made use of the slow-motion wonder cam in this fantastical "still moving image," and the behind the scenes is pretty amazing. Read More >>