216 posts tagged behind the scenes
Director Alfred Hitchcock, behind the scenes on the set of The Birds
THE BIRTH OF THE LIGHT SABER
Using the force can be a strenuous activity. Why pop a blood vessel exerting yourself when you can just as easily pick up a badass weapon like the light saber? In this video featurette, George Lucas, Mark Hamill and Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt tell the story of how one of the most iconic movie props came to be.
Costume test photos are a necessity for filmmakers and designers in order to get a clear picture of how colors, fabrics, and styles (and usually hair and makeup) will appear on the big screen. Inadvertently, the snapshots sometimes reveal a different, carefree side of the star in costume. The photos often become works of art themselves. After spotting a set of delightful Marilyn Monroe wardrobe test photos, featured past the break, we searched for others from all our favorite films.
Director Michel Gondry with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, behind the scenes on the set of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
SOUNDWORKS COLLECTION: GARY HECKER, VETERAN FOLEY ARTIST
From “The Empire Strikes Back” to “Robin Hood”, award-winning Foley artist Gary Hecker of Todd-AO says it takes “timing and a huge creative mind” to be the man behind the sound. Here, he shares tips and tricks he’s learned during a career that has spanned more than 200 films.
NOAH: ARK FEATURETTE
Paramount released this behind the scenes production video of Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic Noah, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and a bunch of animals. The video shows what went into the construction of the daunting ark, and hallelujah; it turns out that instructions lifted from actual biblical text were good enough.
ARCADE FIRE & OWEN PALLETT SCORING SPIKE JONZE’S HER
One of the things that made Spike Jonze’s Her so memorable was the unforgettable score from Canadian rock band Arcade Fire and composter Owen Pallett. Check out this behind the scenes video of the musicians’ collaboration with Jonze in creating the film’s atmospheric soundtrack.
RENOWNED FILM DIRECTOR WES ANDERSON SHOOTS IN ZUBROWKA
Three-time Academy Award nominee Wes Anderson brings his directing expertise to the mountains of Nebelsbad for his latest film. Wes will use several techniques to convey the three separate time periods that the movie spans, utilizing his unique artistic approach to capture the heart of old Zubrowka.
Chris Evans, behind the scenes on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (x)