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Stunning trilogy of Star Wars documentaries… lose an entire weekend!

A trilogy of ‘filmumentaries’ by @jamieSWB AMAZING! Jamie Benning’s Star Wars ‘filmumentaries’ are unofficial. They are all completely non-profit making exercises and are made with respect to copyright and with a genuine affection for the films. First up… Star Wars Begins Star Wars Begins is an unofficial look at the creation of the classic movie […]

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Watch extraordinary documentary about the making of arguably the greatest movie ever made: Jaws

Just when you thought DVD chat tracks were as close to experiencing the filmmakers vision asd you could get… editor Jamie Benning makes his FOURTH (!!!!) ‘movie runs in real time BTS made from archive footage’ about one of my top five movies of all time ‘Jaws’. It’s a chat track on steroids! He calls […]

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The Making of ’12 Monkeys’: The Hamster Factor, classic BTS

Candid, extraordinary and required viewing for filmmakers, screenwriters and creatives. Portrait of a genuis at work and uncompromising in its coverage. Awesome stuff! Onwards and upwards! Chris Jones My movies My Facebook My Twitter @LivingSpiritPix Sign up to my mailing list for updates on events, books and free film making tools

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Do you love old school practical visual effects and their artists? Rick Baker, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini…

I was just pondering on how really extraordinary Rob Bottin’s work was in the John Carpenter remake of The Thing when I came across the fantastic one hour documentary… If like me you love visual effects, the practical ones… if you loved those movies, especially from the 70’s and 80’s (The Thing, American Werewolf, Dawn […]

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Welcome to MY ‘Guerilla Film Makers Handbook’…. circa 1989! The making of ‘The Evil Dead’

There were many influences on me as a very young film maker, but one documentary in particular became the inspiration and genesis for the first feature film I made with Genevieve Jolliffe, ‘The Runner’. Putting it bluntly, this documentary was MY Guerilla Film Makers Handbook. You can see this clearly in the first part of […]

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