You Won't Believe How Much Work Went Into This Back To The Future Shot

Whether you're a fan of film in general or BttF in specific, hearing special effects supervisor Kevin Pike explain how the movie's lengthy, one-take opening shot was made — and how many people were needed behind the scenes to make it — is fascinating. The work required for the dog food alone... » 9/26/14 8:30am 9/26/14 8:30am

New Trailer Makes Jupiter Ascending Look Like 18 Space Operas In One

Seriously, this film is busy. There are space princesses, space elves, space ships, space real estate issues, some kind of space dragon, a space Sean Bean — no wonder the movie was pushed back seven months to work on the special effects. It probably took 'em two months just to do the SFX for this new trailer. » 6/27/14 12:41pm 6/27/14 12:41pm

The Painstaking Work That Went Into Empire Strikes Back's AT-AT Scenes

The legendary Joe Johnston just revealed this classic behind-the-scenes video of the making of one — one of the shots from Empire Strikes Back featuring the AT-ATs as they lumber across Hoth. It's amazing how slow and low-tech this process was, but also how fantastically the special effects still hold up. » 6/24/14 11:36am 6/24/14 11:36am

This slow-motion car explosion video is the perfect way to end your week

It doesn't matter whether you just got done with school, or work, or still have a few hours to go, I promise you that this video of a car exploding in extremely slow-motion is the most cathartic way to wipe your Monday-Friday blues away and get you ready for your weekend. Filmed at a ridiculous 2500 fps, the video… » 2/08/13 2:30pm 2/08/13 2:30pm

Space To Be Filled With Magazine About Space

While most SF magazines and websites dream of some variation on world domination, British magazine SFX has gone one further and taken their particular variation on nerditry to another stratosphere. Literally. In another example of publicity stunts that make little sense, each and every issue of SFX from now on will be… » 4/24/08 8:00am 4/24/08 8:00am