Ever wonder what it took to film that bridge explosion scene in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”? The latest video from “Academy Originals” wants to answer all your pressing questions.
Special effects supervisor George Gibbs, who has worked on such films films as “Temple of Doom,” “Alien 3” and “Doom,” gives a guided, animated tour through the process and obstacles of filming the scene. Whether it was cloudy weather, a wave of onlookers or an abundance of cameras, nothing was going to stop director Steven Spielberg and Gibbs from completing the stunt.
In the end, the scene went as smooth as it could have. “They were all congratulating me. I think they reason they were all pleased is that I shot it before lunch,” joked Gibbs.