Nova The Magic Of Special Effects Video

A blast from the past, this documentary is from 1984 and covers films up until Return of the Jedi, …for a layman’s look at film effects at the height of optical effects popularity (before those new fangled computers mashing film pixels became the norm).

To Quote from the youtube blurb: “A 1984 documentary on special effects for “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, “Explorers”, “Return of the Jedi”, and “2010”. The section in particular on how they did the 150 ships battle scene in Jedi shows just how much manual work went into the shot (it took months).”

Check it out.