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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

Jedis and Indians: Star Wars Gets Dubbed into Navajo

The movie “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” may be more than 35 years old, but it got a new life July 3 with the premiere of the movie in the Navajo language. In a partnership between Lucasfilms and the Navajo people, the movie released in 1977 was dubbed into Diné to help preserve Read MoreRead More

21 Cinematic Title Tutorials for After Effects

Wow the audience with a larger than life Hollywood Blockbuster title sequence! We’ve gather together 21 tutorials showing how to create titles of some of the most popular films around which you can tweak and make work for your next film.Read More

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