Absolutely awesome blast from the past video from
the series “Master of Fantasy” focusing on visionary genius,
American film director, special effects supervisor, and inventor
This episode of the docu series, goes indepth into Douglas’s career, everything from his visual effects for such iconic
science fiction films as “2001 A Space Odyssey”, “Silent Running”
and “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” to name a few.
His fascination with Disney and sci-fi movies lead to not only creating the first film about “Virtual Reality”, but also pioneering many theme park and simulator experiences such as
“Back To The Future The ride”, with his ride park corporation founded in the late 1980’s. From sci-fi special effects to virtual reality and beyond, this video is a must watch!
From 1980 this is a fascinating interview and look at the behind the scenes filming of Star Wars “The Empire Strikes Back” including an in depth walk through of the creation process of the incredible special effects, and minature models made for the Hoth planet battle sequence by Brian Johnson.