Host Nar Williams gets a zombie makeover from Quantum Creation FX and explores the science of the undead.
A professional snowboarder and a scientist attempt to re-create an avalanche, and Nar explores camera crane technology developed by Pursuit Systems.
Host Nar Williams gets made into an action figure at Gentle Giant Studios and uses science to scrutinise Peter Parker's power punch in the film 'Spider-Man'.
Nar Williams makes a movie camera out of a block of magnesium at Panavision and investigates the science behind crime-scene blood spatter.
Nar meets the masterminds who created the killer star-nosed mole creature from City of Ember, unravels the science behind the IMAX Experience and gets versed in the mechanics and safety of movie weaponry.
New Deal Studios shrinks the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum for the Night at the Museum sequel; Nar visits Henson Digital Puppetry Studio to interact with Sid the Science Kid.
Appealing to the movie junkie in us all, the new series explores the remarkable - yet rarely celebrated - scientific world that exists behind the screen, spotlighting the visionary artists, entrepreneurial spirit, innovative technology and remarkable techniques responsible for creating unforgettable, edge-of-your-seat moments in blockbuster films.
Sound-design lesson at Todd-AO, a night vision and thermal cameras from Sofradir EC, a virtual set for the television series 24 and a nuclear scientist has a problem with Indiana Jones.
Nar helps FXPERTS reconstruct a 20-foot replica of Bumblebee from Transformers and morphs into a video game character at Image Metrics, study the science of 3D moviemaking at Stereoscope and Nar gets his brain waves read by neuromarketing company fMRI.
ILM uses breakthrough motion capture fx to create Davy Jones' beard in the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels; the science of lighting at Mole Richardson; Flash Filmworks creates explosive chopper crashes for The Day the Earth Stood Still and Nar makes low-tech squibs with Indy Mogul's Erik Beck.
Nar gets a hands-on lesson in puppet sculpting from Chiodo Brothers, makers of the marionettes for "Team America: World Police"; Nar visits Technicolor, where he gets a crash course in movie colouring and animal wrangler Jules Sylvester unleashes a roomful of creepy crawlers on Nar.
Nar rides a fake horse from 'Narnia' at Creature FX; Nar survives a 100 mph hurricane at John Frazier's FXPERTS, which creates weather fx for movies; Nar meets Emily, the most convincing CG-created human to date; Nar tests the physics behind the bus-jump scene in 'Speed' with the movie's stunt coordinator.
Host Nar Williams pays a visit to Camera Control, where he samples the Academy Award-winning Milo motion control system. With the help of software guru Simon Wakley, Nar clones himself and learns that three Nars are better than one.
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