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The National Academy of Sciences provides a free ‘science hotline’ for filmmakers in order to encourage more scientifically accurate movies. The service is free to both professional and amateur films, as well as TV and video game projects. 

Most of the Avengers films have used it, as well as Thor, TRON: Legacy, Prometheus, Green Lantern, Ant-Man, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and more.

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The credits at the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire say: ‘No dragons were harmed in the making of this movie.’ Source

They also appear on parchment paper that is burning around the edges like the names taken from the Goblet of Fire, and a burn in the parchment next to Brendan Gleeson’s (Mad-Eye Moody) name looks like an eye.

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Classic Who "Spearhead From Space" Remastered To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Did you know that Spearhead from Space is the only Classic Who story that can be remastered into genuine HD?

Originally broadcast in January 1970, the story features John Pertwee’s first outing as the Third Doctor and was the first colour production of the iconic series.

A scene-shifters strike at Television Centre in 1969 meant that the entire story was filmed on location using 16mm film rather than recording to video tape, which allowed the team at BBC Studios & Post Production to remaster the story.

Working with the 16mm format meant BBC S&PP’s Digital Media Services lead colourist Jonathan Wood took a different approach to the grading of Spearhead from Space. He explains: “The look of this HD remaster is a low-key filmic approach, which gives it more of a dramatic result. Working with the original negative and using a powerful non-linear grading system, we decided to treat this four-part story like an individual filmed drama rather than thinking of it as part of an ongoing series normally shot in a TV studio.”

If you happen to nerd out about this stuff like we do, click the link for more.

Wide Awake

I was working on a student film as a Boom Operator. After shooting all day, we got to a scene with only male actors.

These actors spent the shoot undermining the female director. At one point, out of seemingly nowhere, one of the actors (who I wasn’t even introduced to) said to me, “you need your butt squeezed.”

After I sternly told him I didn’t he said to another actor, "I’m not going to joke with her, she’s tired.”

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There’s a movie called “Black Mass” being filmed in my hometown of Lynn, which is about Whitey Bulger. The film stars both Johnny Depp & Benedict Cumberbatch. The top two pics show Benedict, and on the bottom one the guy on the far left is Johnny Depp. Today they’re taking over the downtown area and filming a St. Patrick’s Day parade from the 1970s.

“Black Mass” is due out in Oct. 2015. It stars Depp as Whitey Bulger & Benedict Cumberbatch as his brother Billy Bulger.