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Making a Working BB-8 Droid Replica!

Ever since BB-8 first made its appearance in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser, droid builders have been trying to figure out how to make their own working replica. Tested visits the shop of Mike Senna, veteran robot builder, to follow his progress creating his own BB-8.

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Film Set Safety 101

Who is responsible for safety? Andrew Spieler (Assistant Director for RJ:The Show) and RocketJump director/co-creator Matthew Arnold sit down to have a real discussion about safety on set. They cover the precautions and safety measures taken for the large-scale stunts in the new action-packed short, Truck Flipper vs Bus Puncher, but also explain how placing the utmost importance on safety can actually better your film.

You should never compromise the safety of your crew for a shot. If you EVER feel unsafe or uncertain on set, speak up! Bring it to the attention of the Assistant Director, Producer, and Director. Ask questions, double check, and keep the lines of communication clear and open.

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It’s A Wonderful Life: Individual vs. Community

Nerdwriter1 takes a look at the thematic currents of Individual and Community in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”

If you’d like to learn how “It’s a Wonderful Life” became a cultural icon – and the copyright battle that surrounds it, check out our film on the Curious Copyright Case of “It’s a Wonderful Life”

And of course for a satirical look at the classic:

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10 Movies That Stole Their Props From Other Films

As the saying goes: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – and the same goes for movie props. With dozens of blockbusters released every year, it only makes sense for studios and producers to reuse sets, weapons, gadgets, or props, but fans aren’t usually meant to notice them. You’d be surprised to see how many of your favorite movies were filled with recycled material, but more often than not, it only makes watching them even better. Here are Screen Rant’s 10 Movies That Stole Their Props From Other Films.

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