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14 Behind the Scenes Secrets That Show Us How Movies Are Shot

Filming a movie usually takes between 1 to 3 months, but that doesn’t include the pre-production and post-production for it. The first stage can take many months to complete, since a production company needs to put all the pieces together before they start shooting. And then, during the final stage, the editing and CGI have to be added, which can also take many months to do.

1. Taylor Lautner looked a lot different filming his warewolf self.

2. Mulan’s horse wasn’t real.

3. A dog isn’t always a real dog.

4. Actors’ faces are retouched when they need to portray their younger self.

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5. What the camera sees is different from what we see.

6. The artists are working on the model of the city that will be destroyed in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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7. Aquaman (2018) underwater scenes weren’t exactly underwater.

8. They sometimes need to present someone to be taller than in real life.

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9. Rebecca Ferguson is on a motorbike that is on a moving platform on the set of Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.

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10. How that iconic scene from The Walk (2015) was filmed.

11. Melissa McCarthy lifting what would then become a whole bus after special effects in Thunder Force.

12. Stunt doubles are being used much more often than you imagine.

13. In Avengers: Endgame (2019), nothing is what it seems.

14. The famous scene where Jack saves Rose in Titanic, didn’t look as great behind the scenes.

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Have you ever been at the shooting of a movie or TV series and, if so, what did you think of it? Did you expect the whole process to be more glamorous?

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