No one knows an establishment better than the people who work there. Many times this knowledge can be very helpful in knowing how to get more for your money. That’s why we sought out supermarket employees to teach us their best tricks and felt that sharing them with the world was the best thing we could do.
Being a model is much more difficult than wearing great clothes and eating salad. People think the life of these girls is all about glamour. And while that may be true sometimes, we do not always think that the catwalks hide strange things behind the scenes, things that prove the work of a top model is much more than knowing how to walk in high heels.
Try to picture a movie where the imaginary mixes with different realities. Everything Everywhere All at Once explores all the possibilities of this. And as attractive as it looks on screen, the lead actress, Michelle Yeoh, and her co-star, Ke Huy Quan, revealed a few behind-the-scenes facts that seem more like mind-blowing secrets. So let’s jump in together to discover all the hidden mysteries behind creating these universes.
In 1953, the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe in the lead role entered the top box office charts. The actress played the role of a “dumb blonde.” It was in this film that Monroe performed the famous song about diamonds being a girl’s best friend. We’ll tell you all about what happened behind the scenes of this legendary movie.
We tend to judge films by their plot and neglect other aspects. Cinematography, direction, special effects, and editing, among other things, are fundamental to creating a complete film experience. As the behind-the-scenes images and stories often do not transcend, we do not learn about the work that goes on behind the scenes. To reevaluate our vision of movies, we prepared the following compilation of pics that show just how hard everyone works in a film crew.
One of the great magic of cinema is to come across incredible scenes that make us reflect on how that is even possible. Although, nowadays, everyone knows that this is all about visual effects and computer graphics, it’s still really cool to see all the tricks behind the scenes and moments that allowed us to see a completely different side of the characters we usually watch.
In order to make a series or a film, crews put in months of hard work. They use all sorts of tricks, like stunt doubles, makeup, CGI, green screens, and motion capture suits — and these are just the tip of the iceberg.
After more than 30 years, the classic about planes is back. In 1986, we met Pete Mitchell, better known as “Maverick,” one of Tom Cruise’s first starring roles. In the sequel, which is said to have far surpassed the first movie, production surprised us with stunts in crazy places, making us wonder why it all seems so natural. The answer: they’re actually real.
We live in a time when our favorite actors are so close to us, it feels as if they are actually our friends. Watching them not just in movies or TV series, but being able to see them every day via other media, make it seem like we actually know these people. However, one aspect of their lives is almost completely closed to viewers: their working process.
It’s always great to discover what pure magic hides behind the scenes. And really, some actors may have an outstanding contribution to the whole movie itself. Some may change the plot entirely with mere improvisation. In other cases, directors themselves show us some extra talents they have in a shot or 2.
Our favorite films and series have the power of taking us on a dreamlike journey over the span of a couple of hours or episodes. Yet we often forget that there are months of preparation behind the scenes of our favorite films. Sometimes the events that happen during the process of filmmaking are as astonishing or dramatic as the movie or show itself. And luckily, some actors are open to share them with us.
Directors, scriptwriters, and makeup artists are ready to do a lot to create a perfect image on the big screen that millions of viewers around the world will believe. Very often, long hours of rehearsals, practicing, and takes are needed to create the necessary results. Sometimes, great acting is not enough, and they need stunt doubles, great editing, and very realistic graphics.
The times when we could say “How did they manage to do that?” while watching a movie have already been left in the past. It’s most likely that the answer will be quite simple—it’s all about visual effects and computer graphics. Experts can apply any background with the help of a green screen. However, there are still many interesting moments that live behind the scenes.
The world of cinema is a sort of parallel universe in which, with just a little imagination and of course, with the right resources, the most diverse stories can be created. With these 2 elements, you can make stories that captivate an audience from beginning to end. If we also pay attention and look at what happens behind the camera, we can find implausible, funny, and informative situations that might leave us pretty perplexed.
Actors in the movie The Irishman were de-aged and a real girl in Alita: Battle Angel was transformed into a computer-generated character. We only see the results of the work of a professional filmmaking team, but it’s also interesting to see what actually happens behind the scenes.
On average, a high-budget movie takes 871 days to produce. And the really interesting part is that most of this time is spent on post-production. The shooting itself takes around 100 days. During this time, the actors and the crew not only shoot all the necessary scenes, but they also have a lot of fun.
Film crews work hard to impress moviegoers with a final product. They try to use as many tricks as possible, like stunt doubles, makeup, CGI, green screens, and motion capture suits to wow audiences, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
When director Terry Gilliam decided to make a screen version of Don Quijote, various issues started to appear in the process. At first, the actor who was playing the main role got hurt, then the shooting had to be stopped due to a hurricane that hit Spain. Eventually, instead of creating a movie about the wandering knight, they created a documentary movie called Lost in La Mancha that revealed the shooting process. It ended up being no less intense and dramatic than the final movie about Don Quijote that they managed to complete in 2018. It proves that there are many things that stay behind the curtains and out of viewers sight.
A photographer known as OMAHI uncovers the truth by showing what lies behind fascinating and glamorous photos. He shares 2 photos in a single post. The first pic shows what we usually post on social media — a pic with lots of edits, themes, and effects. But the fun really begins when we see the second pic which shows the whole evolution of the first photo. These behind-the-scenes shots are truly a sight to behold.
While the green screens and lots of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) in movies require actors to be pretty imaginative, viewers would love to be able to see how things work behind the scenes. It is a lot of fun to look at the places where the landscapes were actually added in post-production, check out the weird costumes, and find out about the tricks makeup artists use.
Time goes by very fast and only the most moving and truly important moments stick in our memory forever. It’s great when we are lucky enough to snap a photo of them and even better when there is someone who can tell us what’s going on behind the scenes.
When it comes to the magic of moviemaking, it takes a lot of work to make the impossible a reality. While special effects are nearly as old as film itself (it has even appeared in silent films), the industry has come a long way. You’d be surprised to see how some of your favorite action scenes became a reality.
The process of shooting a movie can be very complicated and sometimes as interesting as the movie itself. Actors and producers share some moments and technical arrangements with us and we are happy to see some rare snapshots that can reveal some secrets.
We enjoy looking at photos online but we often don’t notice things happening in them. For example, we may not realize that there’s a line of tourists behind a cool landscape photo, that an engagement ring is actually on top of a phone, or that a kiwi is actually someone’s dog
It’s likely that many cinema lovers are feeling curious to know what is hiding behind some beautiful scenery and cool special effects, apart from computer graphics. And even though there are a lot of graphics in cinematography lately, it doesn’t diminish the skills of the scene decorators, actors, stuntmen, and directors. The shooting process is very hard work, and the entire group contributes to the success of each scene.
The cinema world is true magic. The most good-looking actors can turn into monsters, the things that look small on the screen can be really big in real life, and nowadays, it’s almost impossible to distinguish computer graphics from reality.
Each Instagram picture can hide a hilarious story behind it. A perfect photo will never show what was really going on backstage and how much effort it took to get a shot to share with the world. By the way, it’s the same with selfies.