Video: 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.
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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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Game Of Thrones' latest season came to a breathtaking end last night. If you missed it, you can catch up with our wrap right here! One of the best moments of the season was the incursion into Dorne. Meet the talented blacksmith who fashioned the amazing weapons of Dorne.
I have no doubt that Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to be ridiculously fun and awesomely badass in all the ways that comic book superhero movies should be. But boy, making such a spectacle for a movie leads to some hilarious behind the scenes footage. I mean, check out this 9 minute clip of Avengers 2 and try not to laugh.
Video: Furious 7 is releasing in cinemas this week, which means all of mankind is about to have its eyeballs blasted (and brains removed for two hours) with the most insane special and practical effects that don't involve space or superheroes or space-based superheroes. Here's a quick cut of some behind the scenes footage of Furious 7. The action sequences look fantastic.
Video: Style. Design. Fashion. Appeal. These are the catchwords that every manufacturer wants associated with their product. From a tablet right down to the case that will protect it. An insane amount of effort actually goes into just photographing stock art for your website when developing an iPad case, as the folks from TwelveSouth revealed this week. It's like a fashion shoot first and a product shoot second!
Last month we wrote about what it's like to be a window cleaner in New York City. The New York Times did a video profiling veteran Spiderman Brent Weingard and documenting him cleaning windows or just, you know, hanging out. It was great. But you gotta wonder who was behind the camera on that piece. Because whoever it was was up there too.