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Making Stop Motion Animation Looks Really Hard

Video: 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, like, a couple of steps. That’s a lot of time spent animating the most basic of motions lasting just seconds. Imagine all the elbow grease that goes into the more intense stuff, or even a minute of footage. In the behind-the-scenes footage of Kubo and the Two Strings, we get to see a bit of the magic that goes into making a stop motion film.


Watching The Filming Of A Car Chase Scene Is Way More Fun Than Watching The Actual Movie

Video: Am I going to watch that new Bourne movie? I don’t know, probably not. Are you? You probably don’t need to, because the coolest part of the movie isn’t actually in the movie — it’s this behind the scenes footage showing the filming of a car chase. The B-roll footage shows how the arm of the chase car camera swings around and swivels, tailing the car perfectly so that it can get all the right angles.


Dr Zaius Fondly Remembers Working With 'Chuck' Heston On Planet Of The Apes

Video: Much of the original Planet of the Apes was a gruelling desert film shoot, with actors wearing prosthetic make-up that was cutting-edge for 1968 but was still incredibly cumbersome. Their greatest champion, remembers the one and only Dr Zaius, was star Charlton Heston — who apparently insisted everyone call him “Chuck”.


Go Behind The Scenes Of The Latest Episode Of Game Of Thrones' Astonishing Battle

Video: “Battle of the Bastards” was one of Game of Thrones‘ most memorable episodes, with one of the most harrowing and visceral battles ever captured on film. This behind-the-scenes video explores how director Miguel Sapochnik (who also oversaw season five’s brutal “Hardhome”) staged the epic set-piece from start to finish.


Watch Rocker Scott Ian Get A Full Game Of Thrones White Walker Makeover

Video: Scott Ian is best-known for being the guitarist for thrash metal titans Anthrax. But he’s also a huge genre fan, evidenced by his Nerdist video series, Bloodworks — which goes behind the scenes to explore the wonderfully gruesome special effects and make-up that make shows like Game of Thrones come alive.


Behind The Scenes Of Game Of Thrones' Latest Episodes

Video: Here’s a lively, 10-minute behind-the-scenes peek at the first two episodes of Game of Thrones season six. We hear from several actors including Peter Dinklage, as well as director Jeremy Podeswa, writer Dave Hill and others, who share animated storyboards and tales of what it’s like to shoot when one of your characters is a giant.


See The Incredible Amount Of Work It Took To Make Deadpool's Mask

Video: One of the Deadpool movie’s best elements was how the movie brought his mask to life. This might shock you to learn, but there was an astounding amount of work involved in making a mask that could be as expressive as it is in the comics, but that Ryan Reynolds’ could still see and talk out of.


To Boldly Go Provides A Rare Look Behind The Scenes Of Star Trek

As we enter Star Trek’s fiftieth year, it’s a good time to look back on the early days of the show. Gerald Gurian has recently released a book that does just that: To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage, which gives us a good look at the behind the scenes making of the original show.


The Secret To Making Daredevil's Fight Scenes Look So Real

Video: Daredevil has been praised for its grit and realism, and since it’s a show about a guy who spends at least half his time beating people up, this means the way he fights has to feel believable.


This New Behind The Scenes Video Gives Us Our First Look At Game Of Thrones Season Six... Sort Of

Video: Sure, we’ve had multiple teases for Game of Thrones‘ sixth season, but none of them have given us actual, honest to god footage from the season. However, this new featurette focusing on the camera work that goes into a huge production like Game of Thrones does give us an actual look at the next season… from a certain point of view.


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