If you think it's CGI ... don't hold your breath. Or, wait, maybe do. Read More
How’d They Do That?
How’d They Do That? is a monthly column in which Meg Shields unpacks moments of movie magic and celebrates the technical wizards who pulled them off.
If you’re new to reading this column, we suggest starting with these entries:
- How They Shot the Stargate Sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey
- How They Shot the Impossible Mirror Scene in Contact
- The Story Behind the Riskiest Stunt in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Explore the entire How’d They Do That? archive below
“Johnny, you’re about to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. How do you feel about that?” Read More
Live, die...repeatedly strap yourself into a metal articulated exoskeleton that weighs 85 lbs. Read More
My god, it's full of stars! And innovative slit-scan photography! Read More
A stunt so nice they showed it thrice. Here's the story behind Jackie Chan's legendary leap. Read More
"If ever you want to blow up a head, I advise using kosher salt. But don't do this at home."… Read More
You know what doesn't help an already challenging multiplane camera set up? An earthquake. Read More
Everything in 'Days of Heaven' was accomplished in-camera. And yes that includes the locusts. Read More