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Archive for June, 2012

Home Grown Action Effects

2 Person lightsaber battle

The fight scenes in Star Trek and Star Wars intrigue me. “How’d they do that?” Especially those lightsaber battles in Star Wars. Some very enterprising young men answered some of those questions for me. They put together their own their own laser fight, using local locations and gear they created themselves.  Here’s a look at how they created it: The Making of “RvB2”.

These guys are pretty awesome.

Why Isn’t Spock Green?

What kind of decisions go into designing makeup for a character? Especially an alien like Spock.  Here are some interesting musings on the subject from a long time Spock observer.