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Illusion of Space Flight | Shanks FX

To create a spaceship flying through the space, the effects wizards of yesteryear used simple techniques of keeping the model spaceship still, and having the camera move in towards the objects. This would give the illusion that the ship was moving. Watch as Shanks FX try these techniques with the spaceships in his collection!!!  Read More

How Copyright Law Gave Us “Star Wars”

Devin Faraci asks the question – what if George Lucas had been able to make straight-up fan fiction. In an alternate universe George Lucas never made Star Wars because he was able to get the rights to Flash Gordon. See, that was Lucas’ original intention, and he even went to meet with King Features Syndicate, Read MoreRead More

Meet the Actors Inside Classic Full-Body Costumes

Their appearances in film are iconic and yet you never see their face. Here are the actors behind some classic costumed characters. Dan Richter, the Ape from 2001: Space Odyssey (1968, dir.: Stanley Kubrick) Richter was a poor, vagabond mime when Stanley Kubrick plucked him from obscurity to choreograph and star in the remarkable “Dawn Read MoreRead More

Making Adam Savage’s Admiral Ackbar Cosplay Costume

Every year at Comic-Con, Adam Savage walks through the convention floor disguised in costume. This year, he went as a very uniquely regal version of Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars. In Adam’s Cave before SDCC, we examine the Ackbar mask before it’s completed and explain its design, creation, and conversion into a wearable piece of Read MoreRead More

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