Ross MacDonald makes movie props. But they aren't the guns or spaceships or prosthetics that get all the attention. MacDonald specializes in paper — historical documents, blueprints, IDs, books — he's made them all. MacDonald talks about what it takes to make paper convincing, even if it's on the screen for half a second.
Michel Parbot's The Empire Strikes Back documentary has been somewhat of a Star Wars urban legend. His behind-the-scenes footage was believed to have been lost — until now. Almost 40 years an auction sale later, the entire film has surfaced and it was worth the wait. The video offers nearly a full hour of on-set clips, interviews, and some of the vintage special effects work that brought the movie to life.