The art of making movies can be a complex and demanding process. In this gallery, pictures of the filmmaking process and the movie industry are featured.
Director Clint Eastwood working with cinematographers on shot composition. Check out an open casting call next.
Casting directors are responsible for choosing the right stars for a movie. See the set of the movie "Gladiator" on the next page.
The opening battle sequence of "Gladiator" was filmed in Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England. What is used to synchronize audio with video in a film?
A digital slate has a timecode on it for editors to synchronize the audio with the video. Why are the colors blue and green usually used for color keying?
Blue and green are the furthest color away from human skin tone making it easier to key out. See how special effects artists use the keyed footage to create the visual effects next.
Special-effects artists blend live-action footage and computer-generated imagery to create realistic characters and scenes. Can you guess how the scene on the next page was created?
A miniature model of the White House was blown up and integrated with CGI to create this scene in the movie "Independence Day". Check out the creations of a prosthetic makeup artist next.
Lifecast molds are used to create prosthetic body parts for the prosthetic makeup artist to sculpt. Is that Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf on the next page?
The stunt doubles of Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf are riding a motorcycle during the filming of the "Indiana Jones" movie. Go behind the scenes of an action movie next.
Pyrotechnics experts set up controlled explosions on the set of the "Transformers" movie. Check out how some driving scenes are filmed on the next page.
A camera rig is attached to the front of the car to get the shot for this scene. See how the car crashes were filmed in "The Bourne Ultimatum" next.
A trailer carrying the camera rig films a multiple car crash scene on the set of "The Bourne Ultimatum". Does Tobey Maguire have a twin brother? Find out on the next page.
Chad Cleven is Tobey Maguire's stand-in. Stand-ins are used to substitute the actors when setting up the lighting. Next is a behind-the-scenes look of a stunt sequence from the movie "Spider-Man 3".
The stunt crew uses high-tension wire to suspend the stuntman on the set of Spider-Man 3. To learn more about stuntmen, read How Stuntmen Work.