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July 2017

Alien and Its Photographic Challenges

Lighting a gigantic spaceship with low-ceilinged, four-walled sets and many special effects — plus the vast terrain of an alien planet, called for methods that were out-of-the-ordinary, to say the least....more

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July 2017

The Filming of Alien

Ridley Scott talks about the hundreds of problems involved in taking an essentially fantastic idea and making it real on-screen....more

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June 2017

Wrap Shot: Blow Out

Behind the scenes with Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, HSC on his stylish 1981 thriller, directed by Brian De Palma....more

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June 2017

Behind the Scenes of The Deer Hunter

The challenge included shooting inside a cramped trailer, an immense cathedral, a steel mill, the icy slopes of Mt. Baker, the jam-packed streets of Bangkok and a raging river with water up to the matte box....more

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