How Animatronics Works - "Jurassic Park III" is on the loose! Find out how the dinosaurs are made and get a sneak peak at the new Spinosaurus.
How Blue Screens Work - When actors dangle over river gorges, blue screen photography is what makes it look real. Find out how the blue screen technique works and why it's so convincing.
How Buying a Camcorder Works - Camcorders let you record everything from your child's birthday to documentary films! Learn exactly how they work and what to look for when you're purchasing one!
How Camcorders Work - There is no escaping the camcorder -- people record everything from birthday parties to births for later playback. Find out exactly how camcorders catch you on tape.
How Centropolis FX Creates Visual Effects - A movie like "The Patriot" contains an amazing range of visual effects -- Centropolis FX created everything from new towns to virtual soldiers for this movie! Go behind-the-scenes and learn exactly how CFX makes the imaginary look completely real!
How Digital Cinema Works - George Lucas didn't use any film creating "Attack of the Clones" -- the entire movie was shot on digital video! Find out what digital cinema is all about.
How DVDs and DVD Players Work - DVD is becoming the most popular video storage medium -- a single disc can store a huge amount of data. Find out why a DVD has at least seven times the storage capacity of a CD!
How IMAX Works - The time it takes to make an IMAX movie results in an incredible viewing experience. Learn about some amazing movie-making technology!
How Industrial Light & Magic Works - The film "The Perfect Storm" is one of the most ambitious projects ILM has undertaken. The computer-generated effects in the film are absolutely amazing! Go behind the scenes and learn how ILM works!
How Movie Distribution Works - Our series on movie theaters concludes with movie distribution. Learn how movies make it to your local theater and how money flows back to the studios!
How Movie Projectors Work - A theater's movie projector is one of those things that you know is there but you have probably never seen! Go behind the scenes into the projectionist's world!
How Movie Screens Work - A theater's movie screen looks like a big flat sheet, but it is actually a pretty complex surface. Learn how it works, and also how to find the best seat in the house!
How Movie Sound Works - Spielberg says that sound is the major technological achievement of contemporary film. Find out if he's right.
How Photographic Film Works - Photographic film has been around for more than a century, and it's still the best way to capture an image. Discover what's going on when you "take" a picture.
How Steadicams Work - Some of the greatest movie scenes of all time were filmed using Steadicams. Learn all about this ingenious system and how it helps produce cinematic works of art!
How Surround Sound Works - For movie fans everywhere, surround sound has become an integral part of the theater experience. Find out how surround sound puts you in the middle of the action!
How the Emmy Awards Work - The Emmy Awards get presented for excellence in television. Learn what the Emmy award means, how the winners are chosen and where the name comes from!
How the Oscars Work - A fascinating article that explains the history of the Academy Awards, including how the voting is done, how Oscar is actually made and how the annual extravaganza is planned!
How THX Works - When you see the THX logo splashed across a movie screen, you know you're in for an audio feast. Find out what THX is and why it improves your movie experience.
How Video Editing Works - If you own a camcorder and have ever thought about using it to create high-quality video productions on your computer, this article is for you! Learn all about digital video editing!
How Video Formatting Works - If you have ever compared a movie that you see in the theater with one you watch on TV, you know that a lot of video formatting is necessary to fit a movie onto a TV screen. Learn about all of the changes that a movie goes through in order to appear on a video tape or DVD!
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