In "Star Trek," vfx supervisor Roger Guyett needed to help the audience stay oriented in an adventure that jumped between planets, time periods, even parallel universes.
Editors love to tell stories about how they pieced together what looked like disastrous takes to save an actor's performance -- or win that thesp an Oscar.
Movie mayhem combines complex physics, arcane math and massive amounts of computing power.
Cinema has had a deeply troubled relationship with creativity when it comes to putting it onscreen.
When the Academy opened up the best picture category to 10 films, the hope was that the final list would broaden beyond the usual high-minded dramas.
Kathryn Bigelow and Greg Shapiro talk about 'The Hurt Locker.'
Producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey talk about 'An Eduction.'
"About 10 years ago, Quentin started writing a 'guys-on-a-mission movie,' which turned into a 'guys-on-a-mission movie in WWII.'"
Robert Lorenz and Lori McCreary talk about involvement in the Nelson Mandela drama.
"I read the book in my early 20s while living in West Hollywood. I was an actor at the time, and I loved the character study of George," says Ford.
"Lee Daniels spent many years convincing Sapphire that he was the one to bring her book to film," says producer.