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Hollywood stunt coordinators like Wade Eastwood are the brains (and brawn) behind bringing car chases to life in movies like "Mission: Impossible" and "Fate of the Furious." Car chase stunts often involve millions of dollars, lots of brave stunt performers, and extremely detailed planning. Here's how they come to life.

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2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
December 14, 2018
Action_Adventure, Horror
8.7/10
Cast: James Cameron, Richard Edlund
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  • "Venom" was one of the big blockbusters of 2018, and Eddie Brock's epic motorcycle chase was one of the best scenes in the movie. Stunt coordinator Jack Gill takes us behind the scenes of this incredible sequence, explaining the ways they made the action look so realistic - and how Tom Hardy's stunt doubles pulled off those death-defying jumps.

  • There's a new Spider-Man on the block, and his name is Miles Morales. And to go along with the fresh face, the filmmakers created a whole new style of animation that really brings him to life.

  • RJ Palmer designed a series of realistic-looking Pok

  • To play Killmonger in "Black Panther," Michael B. Jordan had to be covered in 3,000 prosthetic dots. Makeup artist Joel Harlow created Killmonger's hashmarks for the movie. The FX artist designed each in a mold, which was made from a glue-like material to stick to Jordan's skin.

  • Emmy-winning prosthetics designer Barrie Gower gave us a tour of his workshop BGFX just outside of London. The team here worked on seasons 4-8 of the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones", as well as feature films and TV shows.

  • Robert K. Wittman founded the FBI's Art Crime Team and has helped recover more than $300 million in stolen works. There are many art heist movies involving elaborate schemes like "Ocean's 8" and "The Thomas Crown Affair," but these films aren't very accurate. We asked Wittman how real life heists he has witnessed compare to those in Hollywood.

  • Movies like "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" and "Avengers: Infinity War" pulled out all the stops to bring imaginary worlds and creatures to life. Here's what these blockbuster movies looked like before CGI.

  • Hollywood can't afford to wait around for the perfect weather for a scene. If you're filming in summer but you need rain or snow, you can call a practical effects designer like Jeremy Chernick. Jeremy showed us around his company J&M Special Effects to give you an idea of how Hollywood can engineer the perfect weather for a scene at any time and place.

  • Imagine a dragon's roar, and you probably have a pretty good idea of what it sounds like. But there's one problem - dragons aren't real. So how did we decide on what noise they make? And how do we create it? Meet some of the people behind Hollywood's dragon sound effects, who told us what it's like to create the roar of an imaginary animal.

  • We spoke to the man behind the visual effects in "First Man" to find out how the first ever moon landing was recreated in the movie. Both practical and visual effects were used to create an incredibly accurate portrayal of NASA's 1969 venture into space - here's how it was done.

  • Fight scenes in movies and TV shows are more realistic than ever. The art of fight choreography has evolved significantly since the era of Bruce Lee. To find out how these scenes come together, we interviewed Anthony Vincent, a top stunt coordinator and performer. He demonstrated some of the fundamentals of how to make a fight scene look real.

  • For a movie with such unique sounds and audio like "A Quiet Place" these foley artists had to do things a little differently. Rather than focusing on making everyday sounds like footsteps more audible, the sound designers on the film focused on a "less is more" approach, aiming for more minimalist and more terrifying sound effects. This is how they did it.

  • The "Jurassic Park" franchise is known for its groundbreaking use of special effects and animatronics, and "Fallen Kingdom" was no exception. Take a look behind the scenes to see how special effects artists used a blend of animatronics and CGI to create the terrifying beasts we see alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

  • Last year "Game of Thrones" set a world record for most people set on fire in a single scene during their season seven "Loot Train" episode. But Daenerys Targaryen and Drogon can't take all the credit. Stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam and his team set 20 stunt people on fire for a single shot. But how do stunt people actually get set on fire?

  • Hollywood stunt coordinators like Wade Eastwood are the brains (and brawn) behind bringing car chases to life in movies like "Mission: Impossible" and "Fate of the Furious." Car chase stunts often involve millions of dollars, lots of brave stunt performers, and extremely detailed planning. Here's how they come to life.

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