Top 50 movie special effects shots

50: Alien: Resurrection (1997) – Ripley clone matures

lien Resurrection (1997) - Ripley clone matures

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s quirky fourth entry to the Alien series boasts many eccentric touches worthy of mention, including an elegant solution for the astronaut who even has to carry his whiskey freeze-dried, as well as the first CGI examples of H.R. Giger’s stunning creature design. But oddly it’s Resurrection‘s use of a pretty old (and pretty cheap) CGI trick that really takes one’s breath away, as the adolescent Ripley clone that those mad space-scientists are brewing up morphs into her adult state, with Sigourney Weaver’s features. Both the child and adult maquettes were created by Tom Gillis and Alec Woodruff and morphed together by effects house Digiscope. Morphing was already old news from John Landis’s video for Michael Jackson’s Black And White, Casper (1995) and various others, but this was the first time the technique had ever been used as something more than a party-trick. Adolescent Ripley was created by Gillis and Woodruff using a base model onto which were imposed the features of young Weaver, and derived from pictures supplied by the actress.

49: Just Imagine (1930) – Descent to New York penthouse

Just Imagine (1930) - Descent to New York penthouse

David Butler’s ‘answer’ to Germany’s Metropolis (see below) apes Fritz Lang’s astounding imagery whilst jettisoning its social message with utter abandon. This Buck Rogers-like tale finds briefly-popular US comedian El Brendel catapulted into New York, 1980, where the numbered citizenry get around in flying cars and where marriage is arranged by the state. Though the movie’s early visuals are spectacular, they are strictly there to establish period, and Just Imagine soon descends into a poorly-written (and notoriously anti-Semitic) musical. One advancement on Metropolis is in evidence in this shot, however, as the camera actually begins to move around the city. Unfortunately the remarkable model-work and good camera-movement is unwisely used as a projection backdrop for a full-sized flying-car prop that is obviously too heavy to be suspended on wires. Nonetheless, the amount of motion in this shot, combined with excellent and mobile miniature-work, makes it perhaps the earliest predecessor to the ‘Spinner’ sequences in Blade Runner.

48: The Day After Tomorrow (2004) – Manhattan floods.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004) - Manhattan floods

Roland Emmerich continues to destroy the world in this ecological disaster-movie, and VFX house Digital Domain turned out some outstanding fluid simulation work in the flood sequences. For the shot in question, however, the fluid sim was provided by Tweak Films, with Christopher Horvath and Day After Tomorrow VFX supervisor Karen Goulekas overseeing the shot (one of five which Tweak contributed to the movie). Depicting water is one area of SFX where the CGI luddites tend, wisely, to shut up. SFX debacles such as those in Raise The Titanic (1980), The Dambusters (1955) and the ‘Hoover Dam bust’ in Superman (1978) only go to prove that water simply does not scale at anything but 1:1. Calculating (or impersonating) the confluences and counter-collisions that an incoming flood of water will make against the maze of Manhattan is a mind-bogglingly difficult task, and we can only pay this shot the compliment of saying that it ‘looks right’.

47: Saving Private Ryan (1998) – Bullets in the water.

Saving Private Ryan (1998) - Bullets in the water

Just as efforts such as Cube (1997) and Robert Zemeckis’ Death Becomes Her (1992) and Forrest Gump (1994, see #13) were beginning to bring ‘body horror’ into the CGI age, Steven Spielberg turned CGI mutilation to arguably its most serious use in recreating the visceral horror of the Normandy landings. If not the most violent film ever made, Saving Private Ryan must be in the top 10 somewhere, but has so sombre an ambit as to inspire respect instead of disgust. The shot in question was – at least for me – educational, since I had wondered before just how lethal a bullet could be through water. Soldiers fleeing into the sea from their decimated landing-craft found that the ocean was no protection against suitable artillery, and the zipping projectiles, complete with foamy trails, are totally convincing here.

46: The Fifth Element (1997) – Bruce Willis’s air-taxi pulls out of the garage.

The Fifth Element (1997) - Bruce Willis's air-taxi pulls out of the garage

The surfaces and lighting are flawless in this shot of the flying yellow-cab setting off for work, but crucially it’s the accuracy of the physics that sells it. As the cab brakes to avoid an oncoming vehicle, its weight settles back into its own suspension before forward-thrust takes it off again for a right turn. It’s a little thing, but it makes a huge difference, and is arguably one of the biggest barriers CGI has yet to confront. Another excellent example of correct weight and movement in an exit is the 180-degree turn that the Millennium Falcon makes when exiting the Death Star in Star Wars (original 1977 release). That’s ironic, since it’s turning in zero-gravity and should have no weight. But then, there’s no sound in space either.

45: Minority Report (2002) – Maglev hovership takes off

Minority Report (2002) - Maglev hovership takes off

As in #46, above, the sense of weight and resistance is what sells this astonishingly elegant shot from Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story. One common technique (though it is a bit of a blunt hammer) for blending an incongruous element into a canvas is to dictate a limited or particular colour-palette for the work, and it must be admitted that Spielberg’s almost entirely desaturated movie has a black-and-white advantage in terms of achieving verisimilitude. The one unfortunate aspect of this shot is the clumsy addition of exit-vent haze, a real cancer among Hollywood CGI artists, who all need to be shipped off to wherever Britain sold the last of its Hawker Harriers and made to take reference footage.

44: Brazil (1985) – ‘Harry’ Tuttle makes a dramatic exit.

Brazil (1985) - 'Harry' Tuttle makes a dramatic exit

Robert De Niro’s improbably heroic plumber (and ‘freelance subversive’) makes two exits-by-guy rope in Terry Gilliam’s enjoyable perversion of Orwell’s Nineteen-Eighty-Four, but the second one is the real jaw-dropper. Gilliam stands with James Cameron (himself once a successful effects artist for Roger Corman) in the role of exemplary old-school FX guru, with a preference for build-and-film rather than adding anything later.

43: Dune (1984) – Worm attack.

Dune (1984) - Worm attack

Scaling sand is easier than scaling water, but even so this is an incredibly ambitious shot for the pre-CGI era. Part of the charm of the shot is Carlo Rambaldi’s tripartite worm, which raises up its prey like a Venus flytrap before clamping down on it. Barry Nolan and Van Der Veer studios were in the firing line when much of the worm SFX was criticised on first release, but this shot would be ambitious even for current computer technology. Find out more about the worm SFX here.

42: The Abyss (1989) – loss of tension.

The Abyss (1989) - loss of tension

The idea of suspended fluid losing tension has been dabbled with in a number of science fiction movies over the years, including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and Event Horizon (1997). It’s an effective trick which usually involves little more than a milliseconds’ distortion of the composited element (sea-snake, blood droplets, water droplets, etc) before cutting into a horizontal split-screen where prop-water hits the floor, but it’s one of those cases where a valuable connection is formed between an ‘alien’ (i.e. artificial) element and the real world. For The Abyss, James Cameron got to know all about transparency algorithms in 3D modelling, whereas the subsequent Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) was an object-lesson in reflection-mapping. One wonders what his third-stage would have been if Jurassic Park had not taken up the lead.

41: Howard The Duck (1986) – The Dark Overlord rises.

Howard The Duck (1986) - The Dark Overlord rises

Just as there haven’t been any fundamental changes to the principles of the internal combustion engine in the last 100 years, neither has a century wrought that much change in the art of stop-motion animation. Legendary creature-maker Phil Tippett added one wrinkle, however, with his ‘Go-motion’ technique, which is rather unscientifically explained as ‘twanging’ the model armature at the moment of exposure when motion-blur is needed. Tippett’s go-motion dinosaurs were the first to become extinct when ILM began some interesting CGI experiments for Steven Spielberg and Jurassic Park. Tippett himself evolved very nicely as a specialist in CGI creatures with an unparalleled reputation for realistic movement inherited from years as a stop-motion animator. Star turkey Howard The Duck benefited from go-motion with an impressively animated finale.

40: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) – Entrance to V’Ger

Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979) - Entrance to V'Ger

The entrance to the inner heart of TMP‘s monstrous space-urchin follows the organic motif established so impressively in Douglas Trumbull’s (perhaps excessively-used) footage of V’Ger. The thing is, it’s very hard to tell how that organic aperture is actually working. Is it an iris of some kind or are the ‘petals’ actually changing shape? Truth is that the gate segments are actually cones spinning in unison. Since the camera remains perpendicular to the circular bases of the cones, the secret is hard to guess.

39: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) – The spores spread.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) - The spores spread

Very small-scale prop-work with moving parts is an incredible challenge often overcome by using an oversized environment. That trick was used to bring to life the plant-based alien life forms which arrive in spore-clouds to take over humanity in Philip Kaufman’s atmospheric remake of the 1956 horror and sci-fi classic. The expansion of the tendrils is a reverse-effect (by SFX leader Howard Preston) that works because of the constancy of the zoom, and these are very convincing – if unwelcome – flora.

38: When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (1970) – Leading the dinosaur.

When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (1970) - Leading the dinosaur

Jim Danforth – twice nominated for an Oscar – was the powerhouse matte painter and animator called in by Hammer Films when Ray Harryhausen was too busy with The Valley Of Gwangi (1969) to take part in the studio’s sequel to One Million Years BC (1966). Though not as quick as Harryhausen, Danforth – pre-empting ‘go-motion’ – experimented with motion blur and got better results out of his flying pterodactyls than the master himself. However, that’s not why this shot is in here. What’s exceptional about the dinosaur’s pursuit of Victoria Vetri is how optical wiz Les Bowie has really inserted him into the environment, whereas so much stop-motion animation of the 1960s was clearly divided between freeze-framed background/foreground plates and the animator’s work. It’s a challenging piece of matting, particularly on one of Hammer’s notoriously penny-pinching budgets.

37: The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) – The party-crashers revealed.

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) - The party-crashers revealed

Sometimes the oldest trick in the book is all you need. Thus reasoned Roman Polanski when his vampire-movie spoof required that the ‘infiltrators’ at a vampire ball be revealed as the only reflections in the ballroom mirror. Of course, the ‘reflections’ are out-of-focus doubles trying to ‘mirror’ principals Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, but once something works, anything more is pointless.

36: Dragonslayer (1981) – Vermithrax Pejorative rises.

Dragonslayer (1981) - Vermithrax Pejorative rises

Having made a notable foray into stop-motion in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Industrial Light & Magic produced arguably their most impressive work in the field for Disney’s stab at the sword-and-sorcery genre. It must be admitted that one of the reasons Vermithrax is so amazing is that you have to wait such a long time to see him, but in truth the lighting and movement of the evil beast is unparalleled in the field. This dragon wasn’t seriously challenged until the CGI dragon’s ‘crash-landing’ shot in Rob Bowman’s under-rated Reign Of Fire (2002).

35: Transformers (2007) – Slow-motion motorway pursuit.

Transformers (2007) - Slow-motion motorway pursuit

This is the only robot SFX shot in Michael Bay’s harmless technological bash-fest that I totally buy, and the reason, I think, is to do with motion blur. Since this shot has been designed and rendered for slow-motion, the blur effect has been omitted (or at least greatly reduced, as one commenter suggested), and suddenly the robots really seem to be there, rather than impressively superimposed. Along with kinetics and physics, it’s very early days yet for CGI artists as regards an understanding of motion blur in anything but a solid object constantly moving in one direction.

34: Fantastic Voyage (1966) – Journey into the alveoli.

Fantastic Voyage (1966) - Journey into the alveoli

Art Cruickshank and company created some spectacularly psychedelic special effects for Richard Fleischer’s highly enjoyable tale of inner space, but the model work and filming of the interior of the lungs is really exceptional – if unlikely – stuff, and the difficulty of moving a camera down a totally enclosed set is handled with aplomb.

33: Jason and the Argonauts (1963) – Fighting the skeletal warriors.

Jason and the Argonauts (1963) - Fighting the skeletal warriors

Ray Harryhausen’s most celebrated feat of stop-motion remains enduringly impressive, not only for the sheer invention of the skeletal warriors that rise from the ‘seeds’ of dragons’ teeth, but for the sheer number which the grand master assembled for a series of enormously complex shots. The shot seen in the video is a composite of one single set-up with the inserts removed.

32: Apollo 13 (1995) – Blast off.

Apollo 13 (1995) - Blast off

Derek Meddings (#5) has launched more orbital payload vehicles than NASA, but his efforts (in such films as Moonraker and Doppelganger) were finally capped by Digital Domain’s superb recreation of the launch of ill-fated Apollo 13. Footage of the Apollo launches is part of the planet’s iconography, so the challenge to recreate that experience is immense, and ultimately it’s only the curse of the ‘roving 3D camera’ that turns an astonishingly detailed recreation slightly ‘plastic’.

31: Diary Of The Dead (2007) – Acid to the head.

Diary Of The Dead (2007) - Acid to the head

Spin VFX turned in a superb combination of motion-capture and CGI grue in George Romero’s otherwise disappointing follow-up to Land Of The Dead (2005). Here our heroes have attacked a zombie with sulphuric acid, and the ‘citizen’ camera lingers at great length on the revenant’s demise. With the actor moving and the camera hand-held, there are two fields of relative motion to take into account when calculating the position of the CGI acid-melt, and this is the kind of naturalistic CGI footage that – together with the hand-held work in Cloverfield – at least supplies some kind of reason to pursue the ‘amateur footage’ angle.

30: Dead Ringers (1988) – Track in on the twins.

Dead Ringers (1988) - Track in on the twins

Actors playing dual roles is an old story in Hollywood, though the cheap double-exposures have given place to sophisticated motion-control work. What has yet to be done effectively is shooting a scene with a ‘doubling’ actor hand-held – or shooting a scene outdoors (the light is likely to have changed by the time the actor is in his or her ‘other’ make-up; the exterior shots of ‘young’ and ‘old’ Thomas F. Wilson in Back To The Future Part II show the difference in lighting conditions between the ‘split’ takes). In Dead Ringers David Cronenberg is standing on the achievements of many before him, and pre-empts Robert Zemeckis’ exceptional actor-doubling in the Back To The Future sequels, which used the ‘Vistaglide’ roving motion-control camera designed by ILM. Most of Zemeckis’ motion-control repeat passes occurred from a locked-off base (with the camera swivelling on several axes but not itself moving), but Cronenberg dares to move his camera fluidly around the sets. The fact that the technical aspects of production must have been so daunting can only add to Jeremy Irons’ achievement in creating two distinct personalities for the disturbed gynaecologist twins without going all ‘evil Kirk’.

29: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Entering the airlock without a space-helmet.

2001  A Space Odyssey (1968) - Entering the airlock without a space-suit.

The pioneering rotoscoping and miniature work of Douglas Trumbull, Wally Veevers and Les Bowie often overshadows one of the most effective zero-gravity shots ever filmed – and, unlike on Apollo 13, the film-makers had no need to hire NASA’s ‘vomit comet’ to obtain it. In the movie Dave Bowman – Keir Dullea – is forced to re-enter a spaceship without a space-helmet, and does so by depressurising his lungs and blowing the explosive bolts of his EVA vehicle, which is pressed hard to the airlock. The shot was accomplished by positioning the camera directly beneath the pod and airlock set and ejecting a roped Dullea from the prop pod with an accompanying puff of propane. The angle hides the support wires, and the lack of any sound (until the cabin repressurises) is what really sells the shot. Arguably the ejection of the oxygen in one blast might have moved the pod away, but that’s perhaps an unreasonable quibble. There are too many other SFX shot contenders from 2001 to even begin to list them here.

28: Gladiator (2000)- Entering the coliseum.

Gladiator (2000)- Entering the coliseum

A show reel shot for SFX company Mill Films and compelling trailer-fodder to boot, this recreation of gladiators entering the Roman coliseum is an exceptional meeting of superb cinematography and cutting-edge CGI effects. Arguably it’s the fact that the actors are standing in front of a bit more than a green screen that really sells it – a large proportion of the lower sections of the coliseum were built on location in Malta, and blended seamlessly with the 3D architecture. Apart from anything else, this shot is a triumph of the rotoscoper’s art, as Russell Crowe and company have had to be extracted from the ‘missing’ parts of the background on a frame-by-frame basis.

27: Blade Runner (1982) – Spinners in the rain.

Blade Runner (1982) - Spinners in the rain

Douglas Trumbull’s work on Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) took him out of the airless freedom of space and into the need to make flying saucers glow in the misty plains of Ohio. It was on CE3K that Trumbull perfected the very long exposures needed to get adequate and convincing depth-of-field in low-light conditions, combined with the use of a custom-built machine that dispersed fine oil mist into the air at a strictly regulated rate, which allowed the lights of the models to cut through a dense, Earth-like atmosphere. These techniques surfaced again in creating Philip K. Dick’s bleak vision of the future for Ridley Scott, with flying police cars ‘(‘Spinners’) floating through smog-drenched Los Angeles. Many beautiful city shots emerged, where Trumbull made the superimposition of stock rain footage realistic by obscuring areas of it that did not correspond to light sources in the background plate. For this particular shot Trumbull went the extra mile, and added a windshield with rain droplets as a foreground element to Deckard’s journey to meet Eldon Tyrell. Such a shot should not have been possible in the days of photo-chemical SFX.

26: Forbidden Planet (1956) – Entering the Krell underground.

Forbidden Planet (1956) - Entering the Krell underground

Inserting real people into matte paintings or hanging miniatures is an SFX technique predating motion pictures, but A. Arnold Gillespie and colleagues went one better for this introductory shot to Leslie Nielson’s tour of the vast underground labyrinth left behind by an alien civilisation in this sci-fi classic: the camera filming the large Metropolis-like miniature pans around to a pre-fixed position, at which point footage of actors Walter Pidgeon, Nielson and Warren Stevens walking through the MGM car park is matted in. The same technique is applied to later shots but with rostrum movement and slightly less convincingly (one can plainly see that the actors are moving in daylight and also discern the concrete of the car park). The initial movement of the camera in our featured footage sets up the conceit that it can move any time it likes, and reinforces the realism of the shot.

25: Aliens (1986) – Express elevator to hell.

Aliens (1986) - Express elevator to hell

James Cameron brought old Corman colleagues the Skotak brothers on to his production of the much lauded sequel to Alien. They had worked before on the SFX teams of Battle Beyond The Stars (1981) and Galaxy Of Terror (1982), and this reunion only re-iterated that it was a great partnership. Cameron and the Skotaks used the most appropriate technique for each shot, meticulously planning them with sawdust-and-string’ animatics (later to become a habit in Hollywood). The very grainy Kodak film stock on which Aliens was shot permitted an extraordinary amount of practical model-on-wires footage, and the results rank amongst the best ever obtained by that method. This shot is a more traditional (by then) motion-control effort, but what makes it outstanding is Cameron’s demanding vision of how much movement it should have, and the extraordinary sense of scale and drama. SFX shots as mobile as the deployment of Aliens‘ dropship were not to become common practice in Hollywood until the advent of CGI; this is a truly audacious and ambitious piece of film which the makers pull off with jaw-dropping effectiveness. It’s almost a shame to look at it out of context.

24: Terminator 3 (2003) – Arnie’s ruined terminator face.

Terminator 3 (2003) - Arnie's ruined terminator face

It’s not every ILM shot that makes it into arguably the most esteemed show reel of any effects house on the planet, but the sight of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s half-man/half-robot face in T3 is unfaultable and a sure candidate. The camera lingers on it, and it can afford to. Similarly astonishing work was achieved with Aaron Eckhart’s mutilated visage as Two Face in The Dark Knight, but unfortunately common sense kicks in after the shock and one realises that there’s no way Eckhart’s lower lip could maintain tension with that much damage to the left cheek. Here there are no such issues. With lighting, textures and fusion between actor and illusion absolutely pristine, it’s a perfect ‘trick’, selling the reality of the Terminator character as never before.

23: Frenzy (1972) – Back to Bob’s place.

Frenzy (1972) - Back to Bab's place

Poor Anna Massey unwittingly follows the ‘necktie killer’ (Barry Foster) back to his flat in Hitchcock’s hard-hitting London-based thriller. Hitch follows the couple up the stairs but then backs away from the scene as they enter, as if sickened by the previous rape and murder of Barbara Leigh-Hunt, and not wanting to see any more. The huge camera seems to make an impossibly adroit and smooth retreat down the stairwell before backing out of the house entirely and out into the environs of Covent Garden. Except that by the time the camera has backed out completely, it is looking at a totally different house. Even though the shot is uninterrupted, the descent down the stairs takes place in the studio and the wider retreat into Covent Garden takes place on location. Can you see the join?

22: Dawn Of The Dead (2004) – The chaos sets in.

Dawn Of The Dead (2004) - The chaos sets in

Alfred Hitchcock set a precedent for looking down at chaos from above in his ariel shot of the birds gathering their forces over the besieged fishing village in The Birds (see #6). Zach Snyder takes a similarly remote view of the chaos Sarah Polley drives through in the pre-credits sequence of his excellent remake. Once again (see #45) injudicious use of exhaust distortion (on the helicopter) is the only carbuncle on this astonishing shot of a zombie-strewn world descending into chaos, and it’s the incident at the petrol station (at the end of the sequence) that really drives home the sense of apocalypse.

21: The Ten Commandments (1956) – Moses parts the sea.

The Ten Commandments (1956) - Moses parts the sea

Cecil B. DeMille’s second chance at parting the red sea (which he had first done with his prior version of The Ten Commandments in 1923) provides one of the great spectacles of the 1950s. Water had proved the bugbear of many an SFX artist, and here DeMille follows a similar technique as tried in The Dambusters (1955). The technique involves isolating suitable footage of cascading water in moving matte areas, and this it is that provides the great backward-moving flukes that reveal the impressive ‘parted sea’ model (a Hollywood attraction for many years afterwards). Considering that SFX artists were getting equal or worse results 20-30 years later, this is a ground-breaking and ambitious piece of footage greatly assisted by reverse photography.

20: Things To Come (1936) – Everytown.

Things To Come (1936) - Everytown

William Cameron Menzies’ loose adaptation of H.G. Wells’ vision of Britain’s future is a patchy affair both in narrative and SFX terms, but this hanging miniature shot can’t be faulted, particularly regarding its elaborate integration with the crowd below. This is a rather late answer to Metropolis (see #10) but also a more fluid integration of model architecture with real people. Hanging miniatures were used quite extensively in Aliens, providing both the upper ‘alien-ised’ architecture of the reactor centre and also 75% of the Sulaco’s hangar bay.

19: Back To The Future Part II (1989) – Landing the DeLorean at night.

Back To The Future Part II (1989) - Landing the DeLorean at night

The secret to a good effects shot (at least one where you know that the shot is impossible in the real world) is psychologically integrating the impossible element with the parts of the scene that are manifestly real. Here the ever-ingenious Robert Zemeckis uses a street-lamp to mask the transition between model and real DeLorean. The matching of shadows and lights is extraordinary, and if it weren’t for the fact that the car’s headlights only have a road-reflection after they pass the street-light, it would be a perfect SFX illusion.

18: Total Recall (1990) – Doing her nails.

Total Recall (1990) - Doing her nails

This is an example of a simple effect that could probably have been achieved in the 1950s, if anyone had written a sci-fi script where a woman could change the colour of her nails with a tap on some future-gizmo. The nails are rotoscoped to provide an area for an animated colour transition to take place, and that’s all there is to it. It’s an elegant and not terribly expensive SFX shot that is 100% convincing.

17: The Road To Perdition (2002) – Entering Chicago.

The Road To Perdition (2002) - Entering Chicago

You don’t have to recreate the whole damned world to ‘sell’ period, but you do need to pull out the stops on one shot that establishes era. SFX house Cinesite provide Sam Mendes with an unforgettable introduction to 1930s Chicago here, where cinematography, music and first-tier CGI work combine to take one’s breath away. The convenient flock of birds throwing the skyscrapers into relief are gilding the lily a little, but otherwise this is flawless.

16: War Of The Worlds (2005) – Destroying the bridge.

War Of The Worlds (2005) - Destroying the bridge

This ILM shot was used to sell Spielberg’s reimagining of both the 1953 George Pal production and H.G. Wells original book, and it’s a marvel of frightening destructiveness custom-made to tap into the horrors of post-9/11 culture. The supposed camera operator sensibly moves towards areas of interest whilst not over-doing the manic camera shake. WoTW is actually quite a close-set and intimate film, and the relatively small clutch of ‘hero’ shots like this are intended to sell us the scenario so we’ll understand the claustrophobia of Tom Cruise’s plight as he searches for shelter. No-one could afford to make a film with very many labour-intensive shots like this, but WoTW could’ve used another 10-15. Nonetheless, you can really see where the money went in this footage.

15: The Last Starfighter (1984) – Starfighter leaves orbit.

The Last Starfighter (1984) - Starfighter leaves orbit

SFX wizard John Dykstra marks Nick Castle’s CGI-laden adventure as the moment that it was clear where optical effects were heading. Only two years after TRON (see #9), even the Cray X-MP computer couldn’t hope to integrate non-stylistic live footage seamlessly with computer-generated special effects, and the film’s ‘computer game’ link (TRON‘s excuse for the low-res effects) was too tenuous to bridge the gap. Nonetheless we see advancements here in rendering phong shaders, huge advancements in transparency shaders and also diffused shadow rendering. There’s still only very limited bitmap-texturing, but this shot is one of the most ambitious in Starfighter and it foreshadowed the SFX revolution of the 1990s by over six years.

14: King Kong (1933) – Kong wrecks the subway.

King Kong (1933) - Kong wrecks the subway

This shot, with inserts of screaming citizens removed, is one of the most elaborate in Willis O’Brien’s fantasy classic, and a veritable masterpiece not only of animation but of compositing. Every part of the frame is alive with action – check out the strangely loitering gawpers at the windows, stage right. Note also that fleeing crowds pass both in front of and behind Kong. Also notice the animated passengers in the bottom left-hand corner of the frame who succeed in climbing down from the wrecked subway train and flee their furry persecutor. It’s a shame no-one thought of the go-motion approach for the first train, which passes in a particularly stiff manner, but that doesn’t take away credit for the evident weeks or months of work which went into this one shot.

13: Forrest Gump (1994) – Picking up Lt. Dan Taylor.

Forrest Gump (1994) - Picking up Lt. Dan Taylor

Once again Robert Zemeckis’ knack for combining good storytelling skills with SFX know-how finds him deservedly in this list again. Presenting fully-limbed Gary Sinise as an amputee for this shot required Sinise to keep his blue-stockinged lower legs dangling through two holes in the bed, which were later substituted with a combination of plate and CGI model material, whilst the areas around his knees were elaborately substituted with CGI stumps. You can see the bed dip and rise as Sinise is lifted off, so it’s no easy matte substitution, and the sheets even respond to the passing of one of his ‘stumps’. Totally convincing.

12: Excalibur (1981) – Sword withdrawal.

Excalibur (1981) - Sword withdrawal

Having re-spun the Luke-Skywalker-fights-himself scene from the previous year’s The Empire Strikes Back, Lancelot (Nicholas Clay) extracts his own sword from the left side of his abdomen. Dazzlingly perfect, this is perhaps literally the oldest trick in the book: a retractable blade combines with a drop-away ‘exit wound tip’ to create a perfect illusion. This trick could have comfortably been performed at the court of the real King Arthur; but if it ain’t broke…

11: Return Of The Jedi (1983) – ‘There’s too many of them!’

Return Of The Jedi (1983) - 'There's too many of them!'

To give some idea of how hard a composite matte shot with 40+ elements was in the days of photochemical special effects, check out our interview with John Dykstra (he discusses this at the bottom of page 1). Even with ILM’s improved compositing techniques, getting that many elements to combine when the failure of only one could mean starting from scratch, is a huge achievement.

10: Metropolis (1926) – View down onto the main street.

Metropolis (1926) - View down onto the main street

Fritz Lang’s truly seminal SF masterpiece boasts a number of SFX shots that were not only iconic but ground-breaking in their use of hanging miniatures, miniature sets and a makeshift method of compositing known as the “Schufftan Process”, which involved removing strategic areas of silvering from a mirror and projecting ‘live’ footage onto the other side. But the film is best known for its astonishing model work, of which this shot is a particularly fine example. Note that the cars and vans of Lang’s future city move at varying speeds and even veer a little to the left or right. Also, the use of bright sunlight truly captures the sense of scale of a grand metropolis, and this is less evident in some of the more widely-reproduced shots featuring flying machines.

9: TRON (1982) – Escape on the light-beam.

TRON (1982) - Escape on the light-beam

Having taken a sound thrashing at the box-office when pitting its old-style The Black Hole against Star Trek: The Motion Picture in Christmas of 1979, Disney was desperate to update its appeal for a generation of kids beginning to think of it in terms of ‘old’ movies. Consequently The Mouse leapt on Steven Lisberger’s crazy idea for a semi-CGI adventure – even though CGI was a preserve mainly of theoretical labs at the time. The sails on the ‘Solar Sailor’ in this shot had a small amount of transparency to them throughout most of the movie, something that was going to add a fair chunk of cash to the rendering pipeline, but which Lisberger held out for. In this particular shot, the transparency has been filled in after a ‘charge up’, possibly due to the scope of the shot and the enormously increased rendering times for a transparent element within it. The shot itself presages the style of many a later CGI adventure, as well as clearly harking back to the holy grail of sci-fi movies – Star Wars.

8: Cloverfield (2008) – First look at the devastation.

Cloverfield (2008) - First look at the devastation

Matt Reeves’ initial peek out into post-monster New York is a masterpiece of match-moving, with miles of virtual debris apparently available for the hand-held camera to zoom in on at will. Oddly, it’s only the head of the statue of liberty that looks fake*. It would be a mistake to use the effectiveness of this technique as an excuse for yet more ‘hand-held’ Hollywood films, but advances in match-moving are likely to make this kind of seamless CGI integration far more affordable in the next few years.

*Thanks to VFX artist Riddick 1 for pointing out to me that the head was not a prop. Check out his comment below, and you’ll see that – fake-looking or not – the CGI Lady Liberty fooled Paramount itself.

7: Hannibal (2001) – Brains for dinner.

Hannibal (2001) - Brains for dinner

Though utilising similar motion-capture/CGI combos to Terminator 3‘s ‘ruined face’ effect (see #24 ), it’s fairly unlikely that any use of the technique has wrung more horror (or dinner) out of people than when a drugged Ray Liotta is served his own brain-tissue to eat in Ridley Scott’s horrific sequel to Silence Of The Lambs (1991). An animatronic head was used for certain close-up sequences not directly involving Liotta’s face, but this shot is all CGI and mo-cap. The only thing that potentially diminishes the effectiveness of the shot is the dark background, which rather gives the impression of sleight-of-hand or a magic show, when in fact the CGI doesn’t need it in order to work.

6: The Birds (1963) – Destruction of Capitol Oil garage.

The Birds (1963) - Destruction of Capitol Oil garage

An extraordinarily complex piece of compositing (shown in the clip with inserts removed) which demonstrates Hitchcock’s continuing urge to push the lackadaisical state of the art. The flapping of the birds’ wings caused too much fringing for conventional blue-screen work to be utilised, and Hitchcock was forced to turn to the ‘yellow screen’ or ‘sodium vapour process’. Only Walt Disney studios have ever been equipped for this process, and indeed only one camera has ever been rigged for it. SVP involves filming the subject against a screen lit with powerful sodium vapour lights utilising a very narrow spectrum of light. Unlike most compositing processes, SVP actually shoots two separate elements of the footage simultaneously using a beam-splitter; one reel exposed is regular photographic stock and the other an emulsion sensitive only to the sodium vapour wavelength. Very precise mattes are obtained from the latter, allowing the subject to be pulled out of the background and combined with any other in a later run through an optical printer. The fringing or ‘matte line’ effects are negligible compared to blue-screen work, but the very precise conditions under which the footage must be shot mitigated against its wide usage. Disney, to whom many shots in The Birds was farmed out, used the process in numerous films including Mary Poppins (1964), Freaky Friday (1976)and The Black Hole (1979).

5: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – Heading for Stromberg’s Lair.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - Heading for Stromberg's Lair

Possibly the first successful example of match-moving in motion pictures, Derek Meddings’ audacious attempt to co-ordinate the aquatic lair of Bond’s latest adversary into hand-held footage was a real eye-opener at the time, and another extraordinary achievement for a franchise which has frequently pushed the boundaries of optical effects.

4: The Lost World (1997) – T-Rex takes a drink.

The Lost World (1997) - T-Rex takes a drink

Here the T-Rex from the hugely successful dinosaur franchise is so perfectly integrated into its environment that one initially assumes it is the Stan Winston animatronic. Only when its movements become a little bolder in warning off the barking dog do we realise that it must be CGI. Selling an element so incongruous in an environment so familiar represents an extraordinary work of lighting and movement. The Rex shifts its weight superbly, and there’s very little to give it away, even on close examination.

3: Star Wars (1977) – Into the trench.

Star Wars (1977) - Into the trench

Though the opening shot of Star Wars remains the most iconic, it suffered sniffy criticism from some quarters for being a higher-speed re-run of Douglas Trumbull’s initial pan on the Jupiter mission in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). This shot, on the other hand is not only equally exciting but far more original, as we take the point of view of a rebel fighter diving into the Death Star’s trench to take a shot at the reactors. The vast scale of the Death Star is revealed as soon as we have made our dizzying descent downward, and we see the walls of the trench extend for miles ahead. This three-element shot (model, laser-bolts and star background) relies on the flexibility (rather than the repeatability) of the Dykstraflex motion control system, and is still a stunner.

2: Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (1982) – The Genesis project.

Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan (1982) - The Genesis project

While TRON (see #9) was going for the low-res marathon at the box-office, the first of Nick Meyer’s very popular Star Trek entries was wowing cinema-goers with some truly advanced CGI sprint-work from ILM showing the effect of the life-giving ‘genesis device’ on a planetary scale. When the lengthy rendering process was well-advanced, someone spotted that the virtual camera was about to crash into one of the randomly created mountain ranges. So much time and work would have been lost starting from scratch that it was decided to magically introduce a valley to let the camera through (visible about 39 seconds into the clip). This extraordinary sequence showed the future both of ILM and visual effects, even if there was yet a long wait for the hardware bottlenecks to clear up.

1: Jurassic Park (1992) – T-Rex investigates the light.

Jurassic Park (1992) - T-Rex investigates the light

One of the oldest clips from the world of bitmap-textured CGI animation, and – to my mind – simply the most convincing ‘impossible thing’ ever committed to celluloid by Hollywood. The segue between the withdrawing of Stan Winston’s animatronic head and the appearance of the CGI version is effective and seamless, playing both technologies to their strengths. The movement of the musculature in the T-Rex combines with the very prosaic illumination of the car headlights to sell the Rex, and the camera judder combines perfectly with the footfalls of the massive beast. Rain and darkness have sold many a special effect before, and they certainly do no harm here, but the result is pure movie history.

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The Top 50 Marketing Blogs To Watch

Search Marketing Blogs

1) Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land is a news and information site covering search engine marketing, searching issues and the search engine industry. The site is led by journalist Danny Sullivan, who has been covering search for the past 11 years.

2) Search Engine Roundtable

The Search Engine Roundtable does its best to cover the most exciting and informative threads taking place at the SEM forums on a daily basis.

3) Search Engine Watch


Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines.

4) Search Engine Journal

Search Engine Journal, established in 2003, is a 6 year old publication of Search & Social Media, which specializes in a community approach to the reporting of search engine news & the sharing of Search Engine Marketing knowledge & tactics.

5) David Naylor

David Naylor’s Search Marketing Team provides a range of services that will help you to increase your online presence in the search engines, and the traffic generated to your website.

6) Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog

The Yahoo! Search Marketing blog connects you to the people and products that can help you make sense of the ever-changing world of search marketing, and offers a community forum for sharing news, tips and strategies.

7) Search Engine Optimization Journal

Search Engine Optimization Journal is an SEO Blog that discusses Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Ranking and Positioning for the new and advanced reader.

8) Blogstorm


Blogstorm is the UK’s largest blog discussing internet marketing and search engine optimization news and strategies.

Small Business Marketing Blogs

9) Seth’s Blog


Seth Godin is a bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change. Godin is author of ten books that have been bestsellers around the world. This is his personal blog, where he riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread.

10) Duct Tape Marketing

John Jantsch is a marketing and digital technology coach, award winning social media publisher and author of “Duct Tape Marketing – The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide”. His Duct Tape Marketing Blog was chosen as a Forbes favorite for small business and marketing.

11) The Marketing Minute

Drew McLellan gets branding and marketing and he desperately wants you to get it too. So he tells stories, asks questions, and milks sacred cows. All to help readers discover their brand so they can create authentic love affairs with their customers.

12) Marketing Profs Daily Fix

Under managing editor, Ann Handley, these marketing profs post on all things marketing, with participants ranging from Eric Ward to Stephan Spencer to BL Ochman.

Marketing Trends Blogs

13) PSFK

PSFK is a trends research, innovation, and activation company that publishes a daily news site, provides trends research and innovation consultancy and hosts idea-generating events. Follow their blog for the latest in marketing trends.

14) TrendHunter

With 9+ million monthly views, is one of the world’s largest, most popular trend communities. Fueled by a global network of 29,000 members, Trend Hunter features 55,000 micro-trends and cutting edge ideas.

15) MarketingVOX

MarketingVOX keeps marketers and media professionals abreast of industry news, trends and culture. Written by industry practitioners, the site doesn’t just summarize the news – it gives it the voice and rich background only buyers could.

16) What’s Next Blog

Internet marketer, internationally known blogger, blog strategy consultant to Fortune 500 companies including IBM and Cendant, B.L. Ochman heads the creative team of She publishes the internationally respected What’s Next Blog, your insight into new marketing trends.

Social Media Marketing Blogs

17) Chris Brogan


Chris Brogan is President of New Marketing Labs, a new media marketing agency. He strives to help companies improve online business communications like marketing and PR through the use of social software, community platforms, and other emerging web and mobile technologies. Keep up with him on his blog.

18) Social Media Explorer

Social Media Explorer is the online home and blog of Jason Falls. Falls has established himself as one of the leading thinkers in the social media, public relations and communications industries.

19) Altitude Branding

Amber Naslund is a social media and marketing crackerjack. She blogs here at Altitude, focusing on elevating brands through social media and communication.

20) SmartBlog on Social Media

This blog is designed to act as a forum for the best and brightest marketers to discuss how Web 2.0 benefits business. Visit often for advice and creative strategies from SmartBrief readers, marketers, and social media practitioners eager to share ideas and success stories.

21) The Social Media Marketing Blog


Scott Monty is the head of social media for Ford Motor Company. This is his personal blog, where he shares his perspectives on social media – the convergence of marketing, advertising and PR on the Web – for marketers, agencies, the enterprise and the individual.


SMLXL offers up new ways to communicate, new ways to create consumer communities and new ways to win their advocacy, and how to successfully derive revenues from those interactions.

23) 10e20

10e20 is a leading social media marketing blog that focuses on what social media marketing is, and specializes in increasing traffic, building links, viral marketing and SEO.

Marketing & Advertising Blogs

24) Ads of the World

Ads of the World is an advertising archive and community. The archive showcases campaigns from around the world categorized and updated daily, while the blog features advertising stories for your inspiration.

25) I Believe In Advertising

I Believe In Advertising offers up one of the best blogs about advertising and marketing around the globe, updated daily. It is a great point of reference for advertising professionals and advertising agencies alike.

26) Adrants

Adrants provides marketing and advertising news with attitude. Written by current and former industry practitioners, it provides insightful, informed, experiential, no holds barred commentary on the state of the advertising and media industries.

27) GapingVoid

Hugh Macleod started blogging at in 2001. His basic mantra about blog and Web 2.0 marketing is, “It’s a good way to make things happen indirectly, a point lost on many corporate types.”

28) Only Dead Fish

Only Dead Fish is where Neil Perkin blogs about stuff he finds interesting. So this is an advertising blog. And a planning blog. And a digital marketing blog. And often a communications blog. And sometimes a media blog. Or a social media blog. And the odd bit of design. And culture. Oh, and then there’s the chickens…

29) Thought Gadgets


Thought Gadgets brings you a mathematician’s take on the fuzzy world of advertising. As media planners and buyers tend to focus solely on results, this blog reviews the world of ad media for what works on a daily basis.

Online Marketing Blogs

30) Marketing Pilgrim

URL: was launched by internet marketing consultant Andy Beal in September 2005. As a follow-up to Beal’s award-winning search marketing blog, Marketing Pilgrim expands its coverage to bring the latest news, rumors and reviews of all things related to internet marketing and online advertising.

31) CopyBlogger

In an overly-crowded marketplace, copywriting techniques allow you to capture attention and convert it into trust, sales, and profit. CopyBlogger shows you how to do just that.

32) Web Strategy

As a Web Strategist, Jeremiah Owyang strives to define and deliver user and community needs, business goals, and web technology to craft and deliver long term successful web programs for companies.

33) Online Marketing Blog

Since December 2003, TopRank’s Online Marketing Blog has provided insights, resources and commentary on a range of digital marketing and public relations topics including: search engine marketing and optimization, social media marketing, business blogging and marketing, and online public relations.

34) Conversation Agent

Valeria Maltoni specializes in marketing communications, customer dialogue, and brand management. She has come to define modern business as a long and open conversation, and her blog covering just that is recognized among the world’s top online marketing blogs.

35) Web Ink Now

Web Ink Now is written by David Meerman Scott, who blogs about how marketing and PR have changed because of the Web. Posts include information on how to use social media, online video, news releases, blogs, podcasts, viral marketing and online media to reach your buyers directly.

36) GrokDotCom

GrokDotCom focuses on grokking human reactions to marketing, sales, PR & evolving media. Borrowed from Robert A. Heinlein’s novel, Stranger in a Strange Land, “Grok” is derived from a Martian word meaning “to drink” pure knowledge until it’s deep within our molecules.

37) ChrisG
URL: is where Chris Garrett posts daily thoughts and advice on the business of new media, blogging and online marketing. The aim is to teach you ways you can create compelling resources, provide your audience more value, build trust and loyalty, and generate more rewards for yourself.

Marketing & Public Relations Blogs

38) PR 2.0

Brian Solis has been actively writing about new PR since the mid 90s to document how the Web was redefining the communications industry – he coined PR 2.0 along the way.

39) Strategic Public Relations


Focused on strategy within integrated marketing communications, Strategic Public Relations has been hosted by Kevin Dugan since July 2002.

40) PR Squared

PR-Squared, written by Todd Defren – a principal of PR Agency SHIFT Communications – is a popular blog focusing on the intersections of Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations.

Affiliate Marketing Blogs

41) ProBlogger

ProBlogger is dedicated to helping other bloggers learn the skills of blogging, share their own experiences and promote the blogging medium. Started in September 2004, it now has well over 3500 articles, tips, tutorials and case studies in its archives.

42) Affiliate X Files

Affiliate X Files was created by Ron Cripps for the sole purpose of teaching affiliates how to correctly market there campaigns and money sites in the free search engines MSN, Yahoo and Google and to answer one of the biggest questions online today…”How do I make money on the internet?”

43) Affiliate Tip


Shawn Collins has been an affiliate marketer since 1997. This daily blog covers affiliate marketing news and opinion.

Marketing & Technology Blogs

44) ShoeMoney

Jeremy Schoemaker has made millions of dollars over the past five years, and now wants to share his insights with others so they, too, can learn and grow. ShoeMoney shares the ups and downs of his world to a loyal daily readership of over 30,000 people.

45) Emergence Marketing

This is a blog that offers up thoughts on marketing, innovation, social networking, new products and the impact of technology on all those thingies.

Brand Marketing Blogs

46) brandflakesforbreakfast

Brandflakesforbreakfast is a blog devoted to news, ideas, design, branding and gossip. It’s brought to you by the guys at Plaid – the self-described “greatest creative agency in all the land.”

47) Logic+Emotion

Logic+Emotion exists at the intersection of business, design + the social web. Today, David Armano blends strategy with design and looks for new opportunities around the social web to enhance the customer experience, connect individuals and innovate.

48) Branding Strategy Insider


The Blake Project’s sole focus is helping organizations create brands that build and sustain trust. Branding Strategy Insider is an extension of their efforts to help marketing oriented leaders and professionals build strong brands.

49) Brand Autopsy

As a marketer, speaker, and here, blogger, John Moore shares business and marketing advice with companies and readers seeking to earn unwavering devotion from customers.

50) Brand DNA

The weird and wonderful world of brands and communication is what this blog is about. Brought to you by Stan Lee, a multi award winning creative person and a pioneer of non-traditional advertising thinking.

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Hybrid Top 50 is for sale

DigiFree : Digital Scrapbook Freebies Search EngineStats
1 DigiFree : Digital Scrapbook Freebies Search Engine
DigiFree by Molly ‘n Max. A Digital Scrapbooking Freebie listing blog, created by a computer program that searches for freebies.

Category: Digital | Movement: Neutral

Today 5073
Average 5017

Scrap GirlsStats
2 Scrap Girls
Making it SIMPLE and FUN for YOU to become a great digital scrapbooker! FREE eBook, starter kit, tutorials & FREEBIES with each issue of our newsletter. One of the friendliest spots on the web where you won’t get lost in the crowd!
Category: Digital | Movement: Up
Today 4953
Average 5232.3

A Cherry on TopStats
3 A Cherry on Top
A Cherry on Top is home to inspirational scrapbooking ideas, a friendly scrapbooking community and the newest scrapbooking products – both traditional and digital.
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Down
Today 3940
Average 4094.5

The hub of the digital community! Home of the 12-kits-for-$25 Gold Membership, an open and free messageboard, an inspirational gallery (including a HYBRID section), product preview gallery, tons of resources for the new or seasoned scrapper! Come mingle
Category: Community | Movement: Neutral
Today 2805
Average 2919

Peppermint CreativeStats
5 Peppermint Creative
Top quality digital scrapbooking kits, papers, embellishments plus printable and hybrid projects. New free kit each month, plus a free phrase guide to get your creative juices flowing!
Category: Digital | Movement: Up
Today 1147
Average 819.4

ScrapMatters–Scrapping What Matters MostStats
6 ScrapMatters--Scrapping What Matters Most
Hybrid & digital community with friendly members, lots of fun freebies, weekly speed scraps and exciting challenges. Come join the fun, we’d love to meet you. 😀
Category: Digital | Movement: Up
Today 1118
Average 1195.3

7 Digitals
Our site features a store with 6,000 downloadable designs, hybrid albums & projects, a huge CU section, and S4H/S4O; free daily downloads and samplers; an open galleria; an active forum; crops; contests; many monthly challenges; and lots of nice people!
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Down
Today 1081
Average 1196.1

Divine DigitalStats
8 Divine Digital
Divine Digital offers a Premiere Digital & Hybrid “Family-Oriented” Community with Full Service Boutique specializing in Digital Scrapbooking, Hybrid Crafting, Cardmaking and Purpose Driven Art! Come hang your wings with us and experience the DIVINE!
Category: Community | Movement: Down
Today 1068
Average 1123.3

The Green Frog StudioStats
9 The Green Frog Studio
hybrid scrapbooking, freestyle, mixed media art
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Down
Today 727
Average 920.3

Scrapbook IdeasStats
10 Scrapbook Ideas
Tips & Tricks. Ideas & Inspiration. Resources for Scrapbookers.
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 621
Average 557.7

blushbutter digital scrapbooking and printed papersStats
11 blushbutter digital scrapbooking and printed papers
Printed Papers Digital scrapbooking clipart graphics papers supplies print ideas backgrounds tags ribbons flowers roses paper elements scrapbook layouts fairy cards butterflies faeries art fairytale wedding art photos psp tubes photoshop elements
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Down
Today 587
Average 626.7

12 3Scrapateers
Home of the Original Scrap-a-Deal! Full service site, top notch digital products, talented designers, forum, gallery and a friendly family like no other! Come visit us today.
Category: Digital | Movement: Down
Today 498
Average 499.6

Fred, She Said Digital DesignStats
13 Fred, She Said Digital Design
I draw, paint & design digital goodies to print for papercrafts and cardmaking. They can be used for scrapbooking too. I also have a store that can be found at
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 376
Average 252.8

Your Die Cut Superstore!Stats
14 Your Die Cut Superstore!
Specializing in electronic based die cutting and scrapbooking, we have files and styles for all generations! A great combination of technology and traditional paper crafting!
Category: Traditional | Movement: Up
Today 333
Average 362.9

Blogging Life as it ComesStats
15 Blogging Life as it Comes
A mostly digital scrapbooking blog with layouts, freebies, tutorials, and great finds!
Category: Digital | Movement: Up
Today 289
Average 300.8

Funky Playground DesignsStats
16 Funky Playground Designs
The best digital and hybrid in one spot – check out our hybrid kits and our full array of albums, hybrid supplies and the perfect hybrid supply starter kit!
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 289
Average 318

FREE DESIGNS, 12,000+ HIGH QUALITY IMAGES: Fantastic Mega Kits, Printable Frames, Premade Pages, Victorian Digital Albums, Digi Scrap Elements, Golden Ornaments, Photo CornersCOMMERCIAL USE ALLOWED.
Category: Digital | Movement: Up
Today 273
Average 690.8

Irene’s Scrapbooking DesignsStats
18 Irene's Scrapbooking Designs
Digital scrapbooking brought into life – 100% digital realistic elements and had-painted doodles – make your layouts different!
Category: Digital | Movement: Down
Today 270
Average 341.7

Faith SistersStats
19 Faith Sisters
We are a circle of friends from all across the country who have been brought together through our love of Jesus Christ and our desire to express our faith in creative ways. Faith Sisters has been created to help you leave a legacy of faith. It is our hope
Category: Community | Movement: Down
Today 236
Average 233.8

Digidesign Resort – the resource for digital designers and scrappersStats
20 Digidesign Resort - the resource for digital designers and scrappers
Digidesign Resort is your no.1 place to be! Digital Designers find the biggest CU resource ever and scrappers come for games, fun, inspiration and challenges!
Category: Community | Movement: Up
Today 208
Average 316.3

Paper & Ink: The Good Life- Craftin’ with my HomeysStats
21 Paper & Ink: The Good Life- Craftin' with my Homeys
Paper crafting blog of Jennifer Pebbles: graphic designer, paper crafting junkie and owner/designer for Little Pretty Studio- Hybrid printable products for Digi savvy crafters.
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 203
Average 213.5

Image ScrapStats
22 Image Scrap
Scrapbooking & Graphic Design

Category: Traditional | Movement: Up

Today 180
Average 118.5

Digital Scrapbook Paper and SuppliesStats
23 Digital Scrapbook Paper and Supplies
Download printable digital scrapbook paper, learn techniques with digital scrapbook video tutorials, create layouts with ease with colored scrap map templates.
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 180
Average 173.9

Tempus Fugit – The Austrian Freebie BlogStats
24 Tempus Fugit - The Austrian Freebie Blog
Lots of scrapbooking freebies and goodies! Challenges for free-kits and useful links for scrappers…
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Down
Today 171
Average 322.5

KB and FriendsStats
25 KB and Friends
KB and Friends sells designer-quality digital scrapbook products and related goods for hybrid scrappers. We specialize in vintage, retro, altered art-style, natural and whimsical designs. Register in our gallery and sign up for our newsletter for free dow
Category: Digital | Movement: Up
Today 142
Average 147.9

26 ScrapStreet
Join our scrapbook community as we travel to different streets finding inspiration and enjoyment for digital, paper, and hybrid scrappers. We have a hot ezine, in addition to a forum, gallery, and some excellent kits. Get ready to park on our street!
Category: Community | Movement: Neutral
Today 121
Average 134.6

Visual Designs by ChrisStats
27 Visual Designs by Chris
Personal cutter files in various formats with a little bit of life thrown in. Challenges and Files for Klic-N-Kut, Wishblade, Craft Robo, Cricut, Silhouette, Pazzles… Cuttin away..
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 118
Average 130.4

Create My KeepsakeStats
28 Create My Keepsake
Bridging the gap between digital products and paper scrappers. Our site offers both traditional scrapbook supplies and digital kits. Come join our friendly forum & gallery and earn 10% on every order!
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 117
Average 99.3

DAISIE CompanyStats
29 DAISIE Company
Printables, Graphics, Paper Crafts and Scrapbook Kits D.A.I.S.I.E. Company is a scrapbookers & paper crafter’s dream come true. You simply download, print, cut and create! Our scrapbooking, printables, paper crafts, greeting cards, boxes, bags, tag, and m
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Down
Today 112
Average 304.6

PJG Scrapbook HeavenStats
30 PJG Scrapbook Heaven
We offer unique 3D and Single Layer Paper Pieces for Scrapbooking and Cardmaking. Die Cut paper pieces made from Sizzix Dies and Cricut Machine. Scrapbooking Supplies, Digital Downloads, and Finished Pages are available. Handmade Paper Items!
Category: Digital | Movement: Up
Today 109
Average 98.1

Audrey Jeanne’s Expressions Blog StoreStats
31 Audrey Jeanne's Expressions Blog Store
Come see the difference that exquisitely hand water colored art work makes in your digital creations. Audrey Jeanne’s elegant, sophisticated artwork married with her strong graphic design skills will make your hybrid creations sizzle!
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 103
Average 92.5

Digital Scrapbook PreviewsStats
32 Digital Scrapbook Previews
A central location for all things scrapbooking. Find the latest products, events, sales, coupons, and calls from all over the internet , in one place! No more wading through 100’s of emails or galleries searching for the perfect item! We have it all!
Category: Community | Movement: Up
Today 95
Average 92.9

Nicole Young DesignsStats
33 Nicole Young Designs
Weekly Digital scrapbooking freebies, giveaways, challenges and much more!!!
Category: Digital | Movement: Down
Today 63
Average 157.1

Crafty Card MakingStats
34 Crafty Card Making
Online store for greeting card making cd’s and downloads. Backing papers, toppers and embellishments CD/DVD’s digital downloads and free craft downloads. Get help with cardmaking and scrapbooking projects on our forum. Find inspiration in our gallery.
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Neutral
Today 61
Average 58.4

This crazy lifeStats
35 This crazy life
CHECK HERE DAILY FOR RANDOM GIVE AWAYS!!!!!!Tales of my crazy life as a work at home digital scrapbook designer…..trying to juggle family, work and hobbies! 😉 Come here to see my new products, and get tons of inspiration from myself and my design team.
Category: Digital | Movement: Up
Today 58
Average 59.9

36 Templates~N~More
Free Templates and Scrap EVERYDAY!
Category: Digital | Movement: Down
Today 56
Average 100.3

Everlasting Scrapbooks – Scrapbooking Supplies | Free Scrapbooking IdeasStats
37 Everlasting Scrapbooks - Scrapbooking Supplies | Free Scrapbooking Ideas
Everlasting Scrapooks Online Scrapbooking Supplies Store, the best scrapbooking products at discounted prices. Free scrapbooking ideas and altered art ideas. We stock beautiful scrapbooking paper and stunning embellishments to ultimate scrapbooking kits.
Category: Traditional | Movement: Up
Today 56
Average 48.5

Happy Scrap GirlStats
38 Happy Scrap Girl
Happy Scrap Girl offers a daily listing of Digital Scrapbooking Freebies. All lists include freebie links that have been posted within the last 24 hours. Come check it out – you’ll love it!
Category: Digital | Movement: Neutral
Today 54
Average 60.7

See Jane ScrapbookStats
39 See Jane Scrapbook
Quality digital freebies, tutorials, links and more fun stuff!
Category: Digital | Movement: Down
Today 54
Average 52.2

An Altered State of MindStats
40 An Altered State of Mind
Hybrid Altered Arts Blog
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Down
Today 50
Average 48.5

Jady Day StudioStats
41 Jady Day Studio
Digital hybrid designs all offered for free before they go on sale
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 46
Average 40

42 scrapfamily
un blog familial de scrap traditionnel, hybride et digital. de la crativit, des freebies, des kits hybrides et digitaux …
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 44
Average 29.1

SCRAPi by BGlad PapercraftsStats
43 SCRAPi by BGlad Papercrafts
Come along on my SCRAPi journey. I’ll share a bit of my life in small town America, my original GSD cutter files, page starter ideas, and layout samples. All meant to inspire and leave you smiling!
Category: Traditional | Movement: Up
Today 40
Average 39.5

Scrapbooks to ShareStats
44 Scrapbooks to Share
Digital scrapbook printing and paper-based scrapbook duplicating.
Category: Digital | Movement: Up
Today 37
Average 37.1

Free Scrapbooking IdeasStats
45 Free Scrapbooking Ideas
Fun ideas on how to use digital and traditional scrapbooking and combining the two for some excellent hybrid projects. Layouts and off the Page Ideas abound here.
Category: Hybrid | Movement: Up
Today 36
Average 33

Just Digital CallsStats
46 Just Digital Calls
Just Digital Calls is the ORIGINAL resource for all calls and events and all things digital ~ Magazine Calls; Challenges & Contests; CT-Designer-Team Calls; News & Grand Openings; Sales, Sales, Sales! and more!
Category: Digital | Movement: Down
Today 36
Average 28.8

Krystal Hartley: the pursuit of scrap happinessStats
47 Krystal Hartley: the pursuit of scrap happiness
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    Top 50 Classic Rock Bands

    1. The Beatles

    Essential Album: Revolver

    With record sales estimated at more than a billion worldwide, no other band had a greater influence on the course of rock music.

    2. Pink Floyd

    Essential Album: Wish You Were Here

    At the vanguard of the Progressive Rock movement, they have sold more than 200-million albums since 1967. One of the first bands to use light shows and fireworks in their live performances.

    3. The Who

    Essential Album: Who’s Next

    One of the first, most successful, and longest lasting power trios, The Who were innovative both musically and technically.

    4. Rolling Stones

    Essential Album: Sticky Fingers

    The original “bad boys” of rock, the Stones are among the most durable bands, recording and touring with few breaks since they began in 1961.

    5. Led Zeppelin

    Essential Album: Led Zeppelin IV

    Their “Stairway To Heaven” is believed to have received more radio airplay than any other song in history, even though it was never released as a single.

    6. Eagles

    Essential Album: Their Greatest Hits

    Another of rock’s longest-lasting acts, their 1976 greatest hits album is the biggest selling album of all time.

    7. Grateful Dead

    Essential Album: Anthem Of The Sun

    One of San Francisco’s first “flower power” bands, their fan following is nearly as strong today as it was when the group disbanded in 1995.

    8. Jefferson Airplane

    Essential Album: After Bathing At Baxter’s

    Pioneers of the Psychedelic Rock genre, they were in the vanguard of the counter-culture of the ’60s and ’70s.

    9. The Doors

    Essential Album: The Doors

    In spite of a short life and limited discography, they became one of rock’s most popular and influential groups.

    10. Moody Blues

    Essential Album: Days Of Future Passed

    With the exception of a few years in the mid-70s, this Progressive/Psychedelic group has toured and recorded since 1964.

    11. Fleetwood Mac

    Essential Album: Rumours

    After numerous personnel and musical style changes, their 1977 Rumours album is still among the top ten best selling albums ever.

    12. AC/DC

    Essential Album: Back In Black

    This pioneering Hard Rock/Heavy Metal group has sold an estimated 100-million albums worldwide.

    13. Boston

    Essential Album: Boston

    When their first album was released in 1976, it was the highest grossing debut album ever seen up until that time.

    14. Cream

    Essential Album: Wheels Of Fire

    The group existed for less than three years but staked its place as one of the first and most enduringly popular of rock’s power trios.

    15. Def Leppard

    Essential Album: Hysteria

    Futuristic instrumentation and vocal harmonies have kept them near the top of the all-time best selling album lists for a quarter of a century.

    16. The Byrds

    Essential Album: The Byrds’ Greatest Hits

    Among the pioneers of Folk Rock, their popularity in the mid-60s rivaled that of the Beatles.

    17. Aerosmith

    Essential Album: Toys In The Attic

    Originally written off as Rolling Stones imitators, the group has consistently produced multi-million-selling albums for 30+ years.

    18. Santana

    Essential Album: Abraxas

    This groundbreaking Latin Rock group timed the release of its first album to coincide with a highly successful performance at Woodstock in 1969.

    19. Blood Sweat & Tears

    Essential Album: Blood Sweat & Tears

    Virtually a small orchestra, this group established a milestone in rock history with its large horn section and jazz-blues orientation.

    20. Van Halen

    Essential Album: 1984

    One of the most innovative and influential Heavy Metal groups of the late ’70s, the group continues to perform some 30+ years after its inception.

    21. ZZ Top

    Essential Album: The Best Of ZZ Top

    The self-proclaimed “little ol’ band from Texas” was one of the earliest influences in Southern Rock, and continues so, three decades later.

    22. Genesis

    Essential Album: Platinum Collection

    With worldwide albums sales of about 150-million since 1969, Genesis was instrumental in keeping Progressive Rock in the mainstream.

    23. Allman Brothers

    Essential Album: Eat A Peach

    The success of their unique fusion of Hard Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Classical music has secured this group’s immortality.

    24. Journey

    Essential Album: Greatest Hits

    Journey’s jazz-flavored sound has been a fixture in the rock scene since 1973.

    25. Traffic

    Essential Album: John Barleycorn Must Die

    Traffic had far greater success with albums than with singles, and thrived in spite of numerous personnel changes and long breaks.

    26. Jethro Tull

    Essential Album: Very Best Of Jethro Tull

    Tull developed and maintained a sound that was completely unlike any other band’s, with the use of the flute as a lead instrument, and with a heavy classical music influence.

    27. Foreigner

    Essential Album: Complete Greatest Hits

    A group of back-up players got together in 1976 and formed a group that became a longtime Arena Rock and radio airplay favorite.

    28. The Kinks

    Essential Album: Ultimate Collection

    They maintained their popularity through the 60s and 70s by adjusting their lyric themes and musical styles as times, and public tastes, changed.

    29. Blue Oyster Cult

    Essential Album: The Essential Blue Oyster Cult

    Formed in the mid 60s, this Metal/Psych Rock band had a long string of successful albums throughout the ’70s and ’80s.

    30. Buffalo Springfield

    Essential Album: Retrospective

    The group existed for less than two years, but was considered a significant force in mid 60s rock, and launched the careers of members Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Jim Messina, and Richie Furay.

    31. Queen

    Essential Album: Platinum Collection

    The band that put the glitter in Glitter Rock is second only to the Beatles in album sales in the UK.

    32. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    Essential Album: Deja Vu

    More than any other group of their time, they endeared themselves to a generation of youth with their lyric themes and eclectic variety of musical styles.

    33. Styx

    Essential Album: Gold

    After failing to break through with Progressive Rock, this group is credited with originating the more mainstream Arena Rock sound.

    34. Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Essential Album: Chronicle

    At the height of the British Invasion, they were the leading American rock band.

    35. Deep Purple

    Essential Album: Very Best Of

    They shuffled personnel and musical styles until they became one of the most successful bands on the concert and recording circuit.

    36. Steve Miller Band

    Essential Album: Young Hearts

    They paid their dues as a backup band before becoming one of the most popular groups of the 70s.

    37. Guess Who

    Essential Album: Anthology

    One of Canada’s most popular rock bands evolved from Soft Rock to a harder variety from the early 60s through the mid 70s.

    38. Dave Clark Five

    Essential Album: 30 Greatest Hits

    Beatlemania helped propel this British group to great popularity in America.

    39. Steppenwolf

    Essential Album: All Time Greatest Hits

    This Canadian Heavy Metal band is credited with creating the Bike Rock sub-genre.

    40. Yes

    Essential Album: Very Best Of Yes

    In spite of more than the usual number of major personnel changes, this group has had a long and successful career.

    41. Doobie Brothers

    Essential Album: Best Of The Doobies

    They weren’t actually brothers, but they have parlayed a distinctive Heavy MetalSouthern Rock blend into a 30+ year career.

    42. Chicago

    Essential Album: Only The Beginning

    Formed in 1967, Chicago became one of the most successful orchestral rock groups and is still active four decades later.

    43. KISS

    Essential Album: Gold

    Mix Hard Rock with over-the-top appearance and stage antics and you get the fathers of glitter-punk.

    44. Blondie

    Essential Album: Parallel Lines

    Emerging from the early Punk Rock scene, Blondie ultimately expanded their stylistic approach to include [link irl=]Disco, New Wave and Hip-Hop.

    45. Rush

    Essential Album: Permanent Waves

    Rush is considered one of rock’s best live bands, in addition to cranking out 30 albums over 30 years.

    46. Sex Pistols

    Essential Album: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols

    Their short life as a rebellious and proudly controversial Punk band was out of proportion to the huge influence they had on pop culture in England.

    47. Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Essential Album: Skynyrd’s Innyrds

    Described by All Music Guide as “the definitive Southern Rock band,” they reunited ten years after the deaths of three original members in a 1977 plane crash, and still perform today.

    48. The Police

    Essential Album: Every Breath You Take: The Classics

    The Police distinguished themselves by being able to be successful in the mainstream playing experimental rock.

    49. Grand Funk Railroad

    Essential Album: We’re An American Band

    Achieved greater commercial success than any other American rock band in the 60s and early 70s.

    50. Black Sabbath

    Essential Album: We Sold Our Soul For Rock And Roll

    One of the longest lasting and most successful groups is credited as the first Heavy Metal band.


    Top 50 Horror Films

    Rank Rating Title Votes
    1. 8.5 The Shining (1980) 166,980
    2. 8.3 Les diaboliques (1955) 13,384
    3. 8.1 The Thing (1982) 73,314
    4. 8.1 King Kong (1933) 36,631
    5. 8.1 Werckmeister harmnik (2000) 2,544
    6. 8.1 Frankenstein (1931) 22,303
    7. 8.1 Rosemary’s Baby (1968) 47,233
    8. 8.1 Ugetsu monogatari (1953) 5,807
    9. 8.1 Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (1920) 15,969
    10. 8.1 Lt den rtte komma in (2008) 48,342
    11. 8.1 The Exorcist (1973) 96,997
    12. 8.0 Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 27,991
    13. 8.0 Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 15,108
    14. 8.0 Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926) 4,248
    15. 8.0 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 13,890
    16. 8.0 Kaidan (1964) 3,903
    17. 8.0 Night of the Living Dead (1968) 37,093
    18. 8.0 Dawn of the Dead (1978) 40,340
    19. 8.0 Shaun of the Dead (2004) 123,181
    20. 8.0 The Innocents (1961) 6,335
    21. 8.0 Onibaba (1964) 3,933
    22. 7.9 Spoorloos (1988) 9,987
    23. 7.9 Halloween (1978) 61,060
    24. 7.9 Repulsion (1965) 11,851
    25. 7.9 The Man Who Laughs (1928) 1,235
    26. 7.9 Spalovac mrtvol (1969) 1,454
    27. 7.9 The Birds (1963) 50,189
    28. 7.9 Les yeux sans visage (1960) 4,333
    29. 7.9 Freaks (1932) 12,989
    30. 7.9 Krkarlen (1921) 1,377
    31. 7.8 Island of Lost Souls (1932) 1,290
    32. 7.8 Evil Dead II (1987) 42,282
    33. 7.8 Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933) 3,908
    34. 7.8 Dead of Night (1945) 3,278
    35. 7.8 All That Money Can Buy (1941) 1,795
    36. 7.8 The Invisible Man (1933) 7,562
    37. 7.8 Peeping Tom (1960) 8,625
    “-1”>38. 7.8 Zombieland (2009) 65,293
    39. 7.8 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) 5,274
    40. 7.8 The Haunting (1963/I) 11,031
    41. 7.8 The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) 3,548
    42. 7.8 The Wicker Man (1973) 19,432
    43. 7.8 Hxan (1922) 2,607
    44. 7.8 Vargtimmen (1968) 4,186
    45. 7.8 The Phantom of the Opera (1925) 5,368
    46. 7.8 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) 3,584
    47. 7.7 The Others (2001) 82,662
    48. 7.7 Profondo rosso (1975) 8,383
    49. 7.7 Dracula (1931) 12,677
    50. 7.7 Dracula (1958) 5,220
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    sumber :

    100 Tokoh Berpengaruh Dunia 2009 Berdasarkan Majalah Time

    Berikut Daftar Lengkap Tokoh Yang Berpengaruh Di Dunia Berdasarkan Majalah TIME 2009 Termasuk di dalamnya Presiden SBY :

    Leaders & Revolutionaries

    1. Edward Kennedy
    2. Gordon Brown
    3. Christine Lagarde
    4. Thomas Dart
    5. Avigdor Lieberman
    6. Joaqun Guzmn
    7. Nouri al-Maliki
    8. Hillary Clinton
    9. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
    10. Boris Johnson
    11. Norah al-Faiz
    12. Elizabeth Warren
    13. Paul Kagame
    14. Nicolas Sarkozy
    15. Angela Merkel
    16. Wang Qishan
    17. Xi Jinping
    18. David McKiernan
    19. Ashfaq Kayani
    20. Barack Obama

    Builders & Titans

    1. The Twitter Guys
    2. T. B oone Pickens
    3. Ted Turner
    4. Tessa Ross
    5. Carlos Slim
    6. Brad Pitt
    7. Meredith Whitney
    8. Suze Orman
    9. Lauren Zalaznick
    10. Timothy Geithner
    11. Nandan Nilekani
    12. Stella McCartney
    13. Jamie Dimon
    14. Sheila Bair
    15. moot
    16. Alexander Medvedev
    17. Alan Mulally
    18. Robin Chase
    19. Jack Ma
    20. Bernie Madoff

    Artists & Entertainers

    1. Rush Limbaugh
    2. M.I.A.
    3. Sam and Dan Houser
    4. Kate Winslet
    5. Werner Herzog
    6. William Kentridge
    7. Penlope Cruz
    8. Lang Lang
    9. John Legend
    10. Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio
    11. Gustavo Dudamel
    12. Jeff Kinney
    13. Tavis Smiley
    14. The View
    15. Zac Efron
    16. Tina Fey
    17. Tom Hanks
    18. Jay Leno
    19. A.R. Rahman
    20. Judith Jamison

    Heroes & Icons

    1. Michelle Obama
    2. Chesley B. Sullenberger
    3. Richard Phillips
    4. Seth Berkley
    5. Michael Eavis
    6. Leonard Abess
    7. Hadizatou Mani
    8. Rick Warren
    9. Van Jones
    10. Somaly Mam
    11. Rafael Nadal
    12. Suraya Pakzad
    13. Jeff Bezos
    14. Tiger Woods
    15. George Clooney
    16. Brady Gustafson
    17. Sister Mary Scullion
    18. Oprah Winfrey
    19. Sarah Palin
    20. Manny Pacquiao

    Scientists & Thinkers

    1. Nouriel Roubini
    2. Amory Lovins
    3. Jon Favreau
    4. Dambisa Moyo
    5. Dan Barber
    6. Yoichiro Nambu
    7. Roland Fryer
    8. Martin Lindstrom
    9. Barbara Hogan
    10. David Sheff
    11. Steven Chu
    12. Paul Krugman
    13. Connie Hedegaard
    14. Daniel Nocera
    15. Stephan Schuster and Webb Miller
    16. Nicholas Christakis
    17. Doug Melton
    18. Paul Ekman
    19. Shai Agassi
    20. Nate Silver