Behind The Scenes Of Your Favorite Disaster Movies

When it comes to disaster movies you have to go big or go home as the success of the movie basically relies on that one big moment when the apocalypse ensues or a natural disaster causes chaos. Creating these scenes/sequences and movies in general requires a lot of time, effort, and most importantly money, whether they are using bucket loads of digital shots and VFX or building these sets from scratch. But how exactly did they create these massive scenes? Well that’s what we’re going to take a look at here.

In this video we will go behind the scenes of your favorite disaster movies and discover how exactly they brought their amazing cataclysmic scenes to life. From the moment the ‘unsinkable ship’ hits an iceberg in the Titanic (which required, pardon the pun, boat loads of water), how 2012 created the massive earthquake that tore through the city of Los Angeles, how The Day After Tomorrow created their post-apocalyptic wasteland, the way The Impossible recreated that terrifying tsunami (and the moment Naomi Watts nearly died), how The Rock did a bunch of his own stunts in San Andreas, the time Ben Affleck ticked off NASA while filming Armageddon and a bunch of other amazing scenes! This is how disaster movies created the end of the world!

What did you make of this video? What was your favorite disaster movie/sequence? Any movies that we missed out? Let us know in the comments below and make sure to subscribe to the channel for all this and more!


0:00 Intro
00:26 Titanic
2:44 2012
3:51 Day After Tomorrow
5:02 The Impossible
6:01 San Andreas
7:02 Armageddon
8:54 Noah
9:37 Pompeii

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Written by: Aiden M
Narrated by: Justin Freitas @JustinFreitasVO
Edited by: Gullivar Du Katt

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