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How SFX Wizards Designed Teenage Dragons for Game of Thrones

Sure, we're not talking practical effects like with the chestburster or T-600, but the magic behind the Game of Thrones dragons is just as impressive, except with computers. Read More >>

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The Visual Effects Behind Iron Man's HUD in Iron Man 3

Iron Man's HUD has always been one of the cooler details in any sci-fi movie. The way it pops up, the way it shields the face, the way it works — it's fantastically unreal and yet completely believable. And the beauty is in its impressive details. Read More >>

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How Jurassic Park's Fearsome Robo-Rex Got Its Skin

It's one thing to make a giant, robotic Tyrannosaurus Rex. It's another thing entirely to make it look remotely real. Granted, a robo-rex is awesome in its own right, but it's just not quite the flavour of monster fit for a film like Jurassic Park. And so. it was practical effects to the rescue yet again with a carefully applied dino-skin. Read More >>

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Listen to All the Bleeps and Bloops of Hollywood's Fake Computers

Your computer probably makes the odd bleep now and then, maybe the occasional bloop. But the giant, glowing, blinking machines of Hollywood fame have a much larger library of bings, pings, and whistles. Read More >>

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This is How the Jurassic Park Animatronic Triceratops Was Built

As a young pup watching Jurassic Park, I was in terrified of the T-Rex, fearful of the Raptors, in awe of the Brachiosaurus and annoyed of that little spraying dinosaur. But probably above all, I felt for the Triceratops. It was hurt! It was dying! It was so incredibly detailed. Stan Winston School revealed how they built the Triceratops, how they painted it, how they shipped it and how the puppeteers controlled it in this video. Part two of the Triceratops video can be found here. [Stan Winston School] Read More >>

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How Engineers Built a Full-Size Animatronic T-Rex for Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park was awesome. Jurassic Park in 3D is awesome layered on awesome. And the tech behind the scenes? You can probably see where this is going. Read More >>

film
The Terrifying Tech in Classic Horror Films

From evil cars with minds of their own to chainsaws used to torture and taunt -- many of our favourite horror movies would be nothing without a little technology. Here's how it played a role in some of the spookiest stories on film. (Warning: GIFs) Read More >>

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These Leaked Clips of Dredd 2012 In Post-Production Show There's Still a Long Way to Go

Let me preface this with an admission that I’m a big fan of the original, so when I heard they were making a new Dredd film, well, I was both excited and apprehensive. Let’s face it; some of the recent reboots of classic franchises have been a bit crap of late. Unfortunately, these leaked clips don’t fill me with confidence. Read More >>

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