Special Effects

How Filmmakers Make Cameras Disappear in Mirror Shots

Mirror, mirror on the wall ... why don't you reflect the movie camera that is obviously pointed at you? Read More

How They Shot That Transformation Scene in ‘Sh! The Octopus’

From a harmless old woman to a gnarled, blotchy sea hag in the blink of an eye! Read More

The Art of Movie Explosions (And Why They Don’t Look Like Real Ones)

Fire in the hole! Or...multiple holes, safety padded with foam, and directed towards the camera. Read More

To Split-Screens and Beyond: The Art of Creating Doubles

A look at one of the most common visual effects in all of cinema: duplicating a human being and having… Read More

It Is Time to Release The Butthole Cut of ‘Cats’

The #ButtholeCut is a good place to start, but we have many more ideas of what untold horrors other ‘Cats’… Read More

Unmasking the Death’s Head Reveal of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Actor and makeup artist Lon Chaney Sr. crafted one of the most famous moments of the silent era. Here's how… Read More

The Secrets Behind The Eyes of ‘Blade Runner’

The eyes have it. And by “it” we mean well-placed mirrors. Read More