Behind the Scenes

Awesome: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Effects Reel

Posted by Matthew on December 30, 2014
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Here’s an awesome effects rebel for Captain America: The Winter Soldier which will have the dual effect of making you realize how much CGI was in the film and also making you realize how much CGI was in the film. It’s a double edged sword.

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Awesome: Sound Designer Ben Burtt Breaks Down The Millennium Falcon Breakdown Sound

Posted by Matthew on December 19, 2014
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Star Wars Falcon Cockpit

Here’s sound designer Ben Burtt taking us through designing the sound of the Millennium Falcon’s hyperdrive malfunctioning. Incredible.

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Awesome: A Look At The Depiction Of Texting In Film

Posted by Matthew on November 05, 2014
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Non-Stop

Texting is an inescapable part of modern living and the way we do it has evolved considerably over time, but its only recently that how it’s depicted in film has started to evolve. Film makers are finally getting more creative. Heres a look at how the depiction of texting in film is evolving.

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Awesome: See The Practical Effects Behind ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Posted by Matthew on October 31, 2014
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Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow has been one of my favourite films this year so far for a lot of reasons but one of them is how well the effects were all pulled off. Here’s a quick behind the scenes look at how a lot of the best ones were created practically on set.

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Watch This: The Birth of the Lightsaber

Posted by Matthew on April 01, 2014
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Star Wars

What’s that? You’re overloaded on Star Wars? I’m not entirely sure that’s possible, so you should probably watch this featurette about the birth of the lightsaber.

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Awesome: Behind The Scenes of Pacific Rim’s Prologue

Posted by Matthew on September 12, 2013
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Pacific Rim

You’re probably aware that we here at Awesome Friday HQ loved Pacific Rim. It didn’t do so hot in domestic theatres, however it’s still an amazingly crafted film. Here’s a chance to see some of that craft work.

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