James Bond

Making the Effects of “Spectre”

Take a behind the scenes look at the stunts and effects that went in 007′s twenty-fourth outing: Spectre. For Sam Mendes’ Spectre, the newest film in the 007 franchise, the effects requirements were, as with previous Bond films, diverse and complicated. Buildings had to be destroyed, helicopters crashed, cars raced around Rome, planes landed in Read MoreRead More

Watch the Filming of the Largest Film Stunt Explosion Ever from the Set of Spectre

SPECTRE has been awarded a Guinness World Records™ title for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion. Producer Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux, accepted the record certificate in Beijing, China on behalf of winner Chris Corbould, who served as Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor on SPECTRE. The explosion was filmed in Erfoud, Morocco and Read MoreRead More

An In-depth Interviw with Sam Mendes, Director of Spectre

Already an award-winning stage director, Sam Mendes burst onto the movie scene with American Beauty, winning the Directing Oscar for his first film. Other films followed, but didn’t have quite the same impact. And then James Bond came into his life. After his second outing with 007, Mendes chatted with David Poland about the film, Read MoreRead More

The Story behind Skyfall’s Title Sequence

The Art of the Title interviews Daneil Kleinman, the designer of James Bond’s latest outting as well as covering the history of a franchise which has been consistent in delivery more and more ellaborate title sequecenes. In the last interview before his passing in 1991, longtime Bond titles directorMaurice Binder observed that Bond sequences were the Read MoreRead More

James Bond: 50 Years of Main Title Design

Title sequences and James Bond movies go hand in hand. Art of the Title looks back at the last fifty years and profiles the artists that brought the sequences to life. After 50 years and 23 films, the James Bond franchise is inarguably the most successful and steadfast in film history. Based on a canon Read MoreRead More

Behind the wheel in Bond film ‘Skyfall’

Better known as ‘The Stig,’ Ben Collins talks about his role as the stunt driver in ‘Skyfall’ and the earlier Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace.’ Known alternately as the Stig from BBC’s “Top Gear,” a stunt driver in such films as “The Dark Knight Rises” and “National Treasure 2,” and a professional race car driver Read MoreRead More

James Bond Title Sequence Director Daniel Kleinman on Being a Commercial Director

In this vintage interview with IdeasTrap, Daniel Kleinman, the director of the opening sequences for every Bond film since Goldeneye (except for Quantum of Solace) talks about what it’s like working in the commercial directing realm.Read More

3D Printing Aston Martins for Skyfall

3D Printer and Prototyping company VoxelJet constructed models of James Bond’s legendary (and priceless) Aston Martin that were blown up for a stunt in Skyfall. Innovative 3D printing technology from Augsburg-based voxeljet is on display in the newest James Bond film Skyfall – more specifically in the scene when James Bond’s car explodes in flames. A total of Read MoreRead More

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