Tag: film-techniques

184 How did they make cars fall apart in old movies? 2017-08-21T08:45:29.750

166 How do they film the mirror scenes in movies? 2012-05-03T03:40:40.873

93 Why is the bride's name beeped in Kill Bill Vol 1? 2011-12-01T09:35:47.237

88 How was this scene shot without hurting Charlie Chaplin? 2016-09-20T12:37:02.490

65 Why all the fancy technology in most movies? 2012-05-16T07:53:13.303

62 What do actors actually inhale when they snort cocaine or smoke crack? 2013-11-18T06:47:52.987

59 What techniques are used by directors to make an actor cry? 2012-01-21T18:21:39.123

59 Why do mouse cursors never align with actors' hand movements (or always move perfectly straight)? 2016-12-08T16:39:42.643

55 Is it really as easy to knock someone out in real life as in the movies? 2015-06-19T05:22:37.377

55 How was the deserted London scene in the movie '28 Days Later' filmed? 2017-09-22T03:33:23.817

54 How do actors make eye contact with CGI characters? 2016-09-12T12:11:01.183

53 How was this shot in Contact (1997) really made? 2017-09-12T11:18:54.720

50 What if a head shaving scene gets messed up? 2016-12-16T15:57:52.890

49 Kill Bill colour changes to Black and White 2011-12-05T09:47:43.783

48 Do the actors really go nude in the shooting of the movies? 2012-12-21T11:14:23.900

48 Frozen Jack: Actor or Prop? 2016-12-20T11:23:28.577

44 How do they make tattoos in movies? 2016-03-17T07:20:59.957

43 How can weightlessness be simulated on film? 2013-10-22T09:01:19.463

43 How do they shoot binocular scenes? 2016-08-16T11:33:46.723

42 How were Opening Titles and End Credits created before Computers? 2018-02-19T05:43:04.053

40 What exactly is 70mm print and why does anyone care? 2015-12-28T01:14:17.927

40 How did they film the walks between the Twin Towers in The Walk? 2017-09-18T09:22:03.023

39 Why do the toys blink alternately? 2016-08-31T10:05:52.073

39 What mitigation is taken while filming 'raining' scenes 2016-12-12T07:23:26.490

37 Is there a rating of the 3D-ness of a 3D movie? 2011-12-19T18:37:09.927

37 How is dialog between two people filmed? 2013-02-09T14:37:05.250

37 What is this type of scene transition called? 2018-02-22T10:53:13.560

36 How do they shoot flaming human scenes? 2016-09-02T12:01:41.620

34 How are talking scenes in movies/shows filmed? 2016-06-14T18:27:24.883

34 How do they film someone being stabbed with a weapon that goes all the way through? 2017-04-05T02:28:29.533

33 Why are dolls, teddy bears, etc. used as horror objects in horror films? 2016-08-30T05:27:24.563

32 What is the name of this effect used in Flags of Our Fathers? 2017-03-17T12:36:21.547

32 How was the motorcycle scene in The Matrix Reloaded made? 2017-09-15T06:54:39.493

31 How do they film minors smoking? 2012-06-03T00:17:32.390

31 First use of on-screen text messages, like in Sherlock and House of Cards 2013-02-06T10:44:04.820

31 How did they create the hole in Robert Downey Jr.'s chest for the Iron Man movie? 2013-05-13T18:47:17.103

29 Why do films have more cuts than they did 20 years ago? 2013-03-23T01:37:34.200

29 How did they film Danny tricycle riding through the hotel? 2015-06-03T16:42:33.283

29 How was this scene in Jurassic World shot? 2016-06-13T22:07:08.897

28 Do contemporary cinemas really project at 25fps? 2012-01-03T12:19:59.280

28 Why do professional green screens look so much better? 2013-06-09T17:03:21.067

28 How are head shots and deep throat gashes filmed? 2014-03-03T19:13:06.250

28 Does 1957's 12 Angry Men consist of only one cut? 2016-01-30T22:40:21.330

27 What is the longest, single take, tracking shot in cinema/TV? 2014-02-12T17:19:26.567

27 How did Mongo "punch" the horse? 2016-09-09T16:37:21.490

26 How is 2D movie created from 3D? 2012-01-23T09:08:21.463

26 How do they make horses fall down in war movies? 2013-01-28T10:25:50.573

26 How is blood coming from the mouth filmed? 2017-04-03T05:05:40.527

25 How do they prevent animal cruelty in movies? 2012-06-02T20:04:33.960

25 Is this mask really possible? 2012-12-03T09:20:15.540

25 How can a movie from 1987 be better in HD than SD? 2013-02-09T16:31:22.153

25 Do other actors/actresses really spit on each other in movies? 2013-11-18T13:47:59.737

24 What is a "performance capture" animation movie? 2011-12-01T18:02:37.213

24 What was the earliest mass-release movie that used Matrix-like "bullet time"? 2012-01-26T00:28:43.390

24 How are older movies post-converted to 3D? 2012-02-20T01:53:05.670

24 Why does the boom operator have to hold the boom mic by hand? 2015-11-20T18:48:05.450

24 Will the medium be able to last 100 years? 2016-09-30T15:05:19.097

24 How did they shoot the hostess scene? 2016-11-02T21:53:29.277

24 Was the owl that woke up Cousin Vinny real or a prop? 2017-01-21T13:20:46.010

24 How was this glass shattering scene shot without getting any injury to the head? 2017-06-10T14:40:34.633

24 How are the face cuts done when Dexter takes his blood samples of his victims? 2017-11-30T09:03:00.453

23 Why is director's name shown last in the title sequence? 2012-03-16T14:27:03.300

23 How are underwater scenes in movies filmed? 2012-04-25T13:50:40.440

23 How was the bear attack scene shot in the movie 'The Revenant'? 2016-01-14T18:50:51.697

23 Is there a name for this storytelling technique? 2016-12-05T14:27:31.530

22 Do they really have sex in movies? 2013-01-25T05:49:04.803

22 Do they really drink or eat when shooting movies? 2013-01-30T12:28:43.197

22 Why the long takes in Rope? 2013-12-16T04:36:40.143

22 How was the red coat in Schindler's List created? 2017-01-16T11:40:25.083

21 Where did the "calmly eating noodles when bad guys walk in" scene first appear? 2012-02-02T22:57:35.843

21 How do they make a huge crowd in a movie? 2013-02-06T06:48:55.697

20 What is the first occurence of a sequence of short shots of the same length separated by fade ins/outs? 2012-01-06T18:07:57.753

20 Are real guns used in movies? 2013-01-03T18:15:46.207

20 What's the purpose of people shouting "Hello" into the phone several times after they've clearly been disconnected? 2015-04-03T11:43:06.187

20 Horse jumping off the cliff scene from 'The Revenant' 2016-03-30T15:53:14.717

20 Why do most space movies contain sound? 2016-05-21T12:37:03.793

20 How are tsunamis crashing through cities and wiping out actors filmed? 2017-09-14T23:16:51.123

19 What is the first occurence of film within a film within a film? 2013-03-08T06:00:09.090

19 What is this "colour template/effect"? 2013-12-13T13:42:58.697

19 Is a real shark used or is it just computerised? 2013-12-17T07:53:06.957

19 Was the Lord of the Rings trilogy the first film series to be shot concurrently? 2014-03-13T17:50:32.970

19 Why fake (relatively) easy scenes? 2015-11-09T20:11:10.090

19 How was this scene with a zombie getting its head cut off by helicopter rotors filmed? 2017-04-26T06:53:51.533

18 Why are twins often cast for young roles? 2013-05-23T18:40:22.187

18 Why do they often hide the money figures in TV and movies? 2013-09-14T19:48:38.887

18 What is the significance of "The Girl in Red" in Schindler's List? 2013-12-24T12:34:28.223

18 Why the very different release formats for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? 2014-05-10T06:37:04.843

18 How was the special high-contrast cinema release of Se7en created? 2016-02-03T12:13:36.893

18 How was helicopter scene filmed in Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)? 2017-07-05T12:19:05.597

17 Is Hulk a pure CGI being? 2012-05-04T12:33:17.217

17 How do they show a tooth-less mouth? 2013-01-04T15:33:05.877

17 How were the opening credits to Superman created? 2018-02-08T10:08:01.853

16 How do they film "flying human" scenes? 2012-04-29T17:35:11.000

16 How are the Iron Man suit scenes filmed? 2012-05-03T15:28:50.527

16 Is a helicopter used to shoot such scenes? 2013-03-18T05:34:06.803

16 Technique of shooting scenes inverted? 2014-11-01T11:43:37.043

16 How did they film the bridge scene in Sorcerer? 2015-09-21T14:49:10.147

16 Does Narcos use real corpses? 2015-10-23T21:28:04.897

16 What was the point of A Scanner Darkly being animated? 2017-02-18T18:33:08.660