Howard Mills on Alien celebratory short Containment

Last year, 20th Century Fox commissioned six short films to celebrate 40 years of the Alien franchise. Writer/director Chris Reading approached DP Howard Mills to shoot one of the films, and here Howard gives a few details about his work on the short Containment. “Containment follows the outcome of four crew members stranded on an escape pod, unsure what … Read more

Steve Begg

Doing the trick Clapperboard / Steve Begg Doing the trick Clapperboard / Steve Begg One of the leading practitioners of the arts of special effects and VFX working today, Steve Begg was the visual effects supervisor on the recent clutch of 007 James Bond blockbusters, and has worked with directors from James Cameron to Christopher … Read more

Brian Johnson

Most Effective ClapperBoard / Brian Johnson Most Effective ClapperBoard / Brian Johnson It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it. Brian Johnson left school at sixteen with just one 0-level but, through some lucky breaks and undoubted skill, rose to become pre-eminent in the field of special effects, winning an Oscar for … Read more