July 22, 2013

Watch the Hard-Working Cast & Crew of 'The Conjuring' in These BTS Videos

Video thumbnail for youtube video Watch the Cast and Crew of The Conjuring in These BTS Videos - No Film SchoolSometimes the best behind the scenes videos are those that give you an unfiltered look at the production without interviews or interruptions. Later last year we saw just that with some great BTS footage from the newest James Bond flick SkyfallNow there is some interesting BTS material for the new film The Conjuring that takes you on set and lets you watch the crew and the cast at work, showing some of the creative on-set effects they used during filming. First, here's the trailer for the film, followed by the behind the scenes videos:

Here's an interview with the director, James Wan:

It's always inspiring seeing the professionalism of a cast and crew working at the highest level. Seeing the actors "in the zone" for many of these scenes should be required viewing for anyone aspiring to act or direct, as it shows you exactly what kind of focus it takes to get the job done.

On a related note, supposedly the scores for The Conjuring test screenings were off-the-charts, and it has an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. Horror is seen by some as a throwaway genre, with just enough thrills and chills thrown in to satisfy the core audience, but what happens when you try to do a little more and get generally positive reviews across the board? You can make a little over $40 million in one weekend on a $13 million dollar budget. According to James Wan, that opening is a record for an original rated-R horror film.

Who has seen the film? What'd you think?

Link: The Conjuring -- IMDb

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Very interesting, always fun to see the behind the scene stuff.
I'm torn between being proud of Wen as a successful minority filmmaker, and the legitimization of more superstitious nonsense and outright hoaxes through these kind of films.
Though obvious fictional. they do play a powerful roll in misinforming the public.
Oh well, everyone loves a good scare, I guess.

July 22, 2013 at 4:20AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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H.S. Kim

May give this film a watch. unfortunately this ghost story looks like some other ghost movies that have been out; insidious 2, Connecticut haunting, woman in black, Sinister.
These movies feel like theyre all directed by James Wan.

I like the V/H/S movies- more so part 2. The segment: Safe Haven, directed by the guy who did Raid: Redemption was friggin fantastic.

July 22, 2013 at 4:32AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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vinceGortho

Insidious 2 is directed by Wan

July 24, 2013 at 6:54PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Grant

BO Mojo has their budget at $20M ($7M for marketing?) and, from history, horror flicks have a sharper roll off after the opening. Still, in the Summer of the Bomb - Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, RIPD, White House Down, After Earth, the Internship, etc. - it's something ... so, expect a dozen of the similarly themed movies to hit theaters in the summer of 2014.

July 22, 2013 at 11:18AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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DLD

The question is... What camera did they use for the BTS??? I swear the footage looks damn near identical to actual movie! I saw it this weekend and a few of these BTS shots fooled me for a second. I thought they were actual scenes at times.

July 22, 2013 at 12:12PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Chuck

Lighting is likely the main factor - whoever the cinematographer is he can light a damn good night scene.

July 27, 2013 at 7:41PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Tyler

Heh heh. I like how in Part 2 at 1:20 they have a sand bag on the group for the actress to get that inch of boost. Love me some practical fixes.

July 22, 2013 at 7:04PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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I think the sandbag was for her to hit the mark without needing to look down, not to boost her up.

July 23, 2013 at 2:26AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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fand4ngo

Huh, that makes sense. A no look version of tape. And they'd probably use an applebox if they really needed extra height.

Learned something, thanks

July 23, 2013 at 4:44AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Trying to avoid spoilers... I was *really* hoping that they would show the chair rig, or even how they did the falling or furniture jump. I'm pretty surprised how many practical effects were used. The hair cutting scene was really nice to see the BTS footage.

It's a great movie, worth seeing if you enjoy the genre. My wife had her ears plugged and eyes closed for several scenes. It deserves the rave reviews.

July 23, 2013 at 2:22AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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fand4ngo