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Hello, everyone. I'm Oli White, and this is Cinemaniacs.
Coming up. Cinemaniac secrets from Big Hero 6.
OK, I'll give you one clue.
Top tips on how not to film yourself.
And a celeb sitter for some surprised Cinemaniacs.
When I opened the front door, I just didn't think it was all true.
What do you think about that, Mr Black?
Those are the magical ingredients, I'd say.
Yeah, I'd probably say that too. Pretty bodacious, right?
-Oh, yeah. Thanks, Jack.
Are you ready for what's coming next?
It's time for DIY Blockbuster.
-We're giving groups of film-makers the chance to make
a short film,
armed with just a camera, a script and some home-made props.
But little do they know, they're in for a big surprise...
You didn't know I was coming?
..when we give them something spectacular
to turn their home movie into a DIY blockbuster.
Yagmur, Stina, Misbah and Nada are making a monster movie.
A group of friends find a cursed leaf...
Look, I got the leaf.
..which changes one of the friends into a monster.
Filming has begun with Stina playing the lead role.
But what the team don't know is we've arranged a DIY blockbuster
surprise to make their movie a monster hit.
-The team are busy filming...
-Is she OK?
-I don't know. Stina.
..when we give them their DIY Blockbuster surprise.
Meet Jonathan Fawkner,
state-of-the-art visual effects expert on films like Harry Potter
and Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Using computer graphics like these, Jonathan is going to help the team
create a scary monster to star in their movie.
Because only the monster will be animated,
the team set about filming backgrounds...
Stina, can you just come and run past the camera, please?
..which isn't as simple as it sounds.
So what do we have to have in the scene?
Nothing at all.
-Because we're going to put the creature in later.
Let's go and measure this telephone box.
With the creature being added later,
each shot takes lots of planning and equipment,
so the next few hours are a steep learning curve for the team.
Macbeth boards and mirror balls and 360 cameras.
Things I've never even heard of.
To make things more difficult, the team have to film
and act with a monster that isn't there.
If a character was running away from a monster,
the character would have to run away but being chased by nothing.
So you have to use your imagination.
Stina, you're being such a baby. Stop.
Jonathan decides to give them a helping hand.
GIRLS SCREAM THEN LAUGH
He goes and does that, like jazz hands.
And he makes the face as well.
Don't do the jazzy thing with your fingers.
It was working for a moment. You were so...urgh.
And Jonathan's got another idea to make the monster look more real.
The monster is going to
knock the boxes over.
Cardboard boxes. Why?
Not sure the team are convinced.
Those boxes. Don't even get... Oh.
Why would there be a pile of cardboard boxes in a park?
It's one of those cardboard box parks.
'He insisted that it was the right thing to do'
-so we went with him because...
-He's an expert.
Yagmur, come on.
Here comes the monster.
We couldn't see you. That went very well.
They have one more scene to shoot with no monster.
That's a wrap in the park. What's next?
Hi, guys. Welcome to our studio.
Now they've filmed all the real-life footage
Jonathan's brought them to a motion capture studio
to add the creature into the scenes.
Let's get you into the suit.
And Misbah is going to play the creature.
Welcome to our monster. What do you think?
It looked like a caterpillar suit, but it's not.
But this isn't fancy dress.
The spots on the suit are what the computer recognises
to give the monster movement.
With everything set up, it's time for Misbah get into character.
Motion capture rolling. Action.
Cut. You seem like a nice monster.
'I don't usually get really angry a lot.'
So it was kind of difficult for me to get into that rage.
Following his director's advice,
Misbah throws himself into the part.
Cut. Yeah, I liked that last one.
And here's the finished result.
Yep. That's pretty scary.
I likes the way it moved, the way it looked,
especially the eyes because they were really realistic.
It looked like a potato-bear-mouse hybrid.
But what was the best bit?
I hate to admit this.
The thing that I liked most was when the monster knocked over the boxes.
I can't believe I'm saying this.
You can find out the team's finished movie on the CBBC website.
Now, let's head behind the scenes with Big Hero 6.
-We're under attack from a super-villain, people.
-Go, go, go, go!
-I am not fast.
Kick it down.
I'm Don Hall and I'm a Cinemaniac.
Don's also one of the directors of Big Hero 6.
My name is Roy Conli and I'm a Cinemaniac.
Good to know, Roy.
He's the movie producer, by the way.
So, what's this film all about?
It about a bunch of kids who are really smart
and who use their technology for good.
I mean, it's scary, obviously, but how cool?
It's how they became a superhero team.
This superhero team are made up of Hiro,
-School mascot by day, but by night...
I am also a school mascot.
..and Baymax, a personal healthcare robot.
He may look like a large inflatable
but Baymax is actually more lifelike than you'd think.
With Baymax's walk we wanted something very cute and appealing.
What's the cutest walk out there in nature?
Have you worked out what it is?
Baymax's walk is actually based on the baby penguin.
That's so cool.
And no Disney movie is complete without a hidden secret.
So what's in this one?
There's lots of Easter eggs. I can tell you that.
Come on. Give us a clue.
OK, I'll give you one clue.
Where we first learn about Baymax having a rocket fist,
there's a statue.
That's the only clue I'll give you.
You heard it first here. Another Cinemaniac secret.
So this is where I give you guys three top tips
for framing your videos.
Tip number one, bad framing.
This is an example of bad framing.
You can't even see my face. Where's my head gone?
I need to push it up. We can only see one eye.
No-one wants to see up your nose.
Tip number two, good framing.
This is an example of good framing.
You can see my whole face
and we can also see where I am.
Ah, there was that massive sign in the way.
I'm going to do it again.
Tip number three, fun framing.
This is an example of fun framing.
Because it looks super-duper cool.
You can also turn your camera to the side
and this is also another fun framing.
It looks like we're in a superhero movie.
To infinity and beyond!
There are my three top tips for framing your videos.
How many points does Moaning Myrtle say a person should get
if they throw something through her stomach?
What colour is the flying car?
What is the name of the medicine Madam Pomfrey uses
to regrow Harry's arm bones.
Correct answer, Skelligrow.
What is the name of Hiccup's dragon-training teacher?
What type of fish are most dragons afraid of?
How do Toothless and Hiccup get Red Death to fly?
By shooting at it and aggravating it and flying in the air.
What is the name of the Dragon they find in the nest?
The Red Death.
In their first lesson with Gobber,
what does he say is their most important equipment?
What part of his body does Toothless hurt at the start of the movie?
The end of his tail.
How many different hand attachments does Gobber have?
Correct answer, 14.
What colour are Buzz Lightyear's eyes?
What is the name of Andy's toys' new owner.
What languages does Buzz Lightyear speak during the film?
Spanish and English.
How old is Andy in Toy Story 3?
Correct answer, 17.
And the winner is Finley.
We ask the questions so you don't have to.
Keira, Keira, over here.
Fancy a bit of curry popcorn, Keira?
-It's foul. Yuck.
Oh, this is horrible.
It doesn't get much more random than this.
This is Isabelle and her little sister Scarlet.
Their mum's getting ready to go out for the night
and they are waiting for the baby-sitter to turn up.
It all sounds pretty, well, ordinary, right?
Because tonight's baby-sitter is anything but ordinary.
I think I'm one of the biggest Harry Potter fans in the world.
My absolute favourite character in Harry Potter
has got to be Ginny Weasley,
played by Bonnie Wright because she's got red hair like me.
Any idea who it is yet?
Ooh, I love a good surprise.
Hello. Hi, I'm Bonnie.
Yep, it really is Bonnie Wright.
When I opened the front door it was just amazing.
For one moment I just didn't think it was all true.
Oh, my God.
And then it just suddenly hit me.
-Nice to see you. Can I come in?
Will you show me round?
-Nice to meet you. Bonnie.
-And you as well. Hi.
Is this a bit of a surprise for you?
It was surreal, really, having Bonnie Wright in my house.
It was amazing.
Right, I'm going to go now.
-If there's any problems give me a call.
Bye-bye, girls. Be good. Love you.
-Yeah, yeah, Mum. Bye-bye.
-See you soon.
With mum out of the picture, the girls waste no time
getting cosy with Bonnie to watch the Harry Potter films, of course.
I'm thinking, good time to get insider info, girls.
Does it actually feel weird to watch yourself playing these things
and, like, see you growing tall and things.
Yeah, it is very weird.
I do have a fun fact about this scene.
I was exactly the age of nine and three quarters
on platform nine and three quarters.
That's so cool.
These are always good fun, obviously, the Great Hall scenes.
But all the food used to sit there for ages and ages
so, slowly, all of the food would start to smell as we filmed.
Did you feel, like, any sadness when it was over?
Yeah, yeah, I mean, obviously,
it had been such a long part of all of our lives and all of us
sort of grew up together so it was almost like finishing school
and worrying that you're not going to see your friends again.
-That's the end.
So I think now it's probably bedtime.
What do you usually do before bed?
Usually, we have big chocolate chip cookies.
-And hot milk.
Nice try, Isabelle, but bedtime it is.
Do you mind reading us a story before we go to bed?
I wonder what story we should read?
Ah, I know what you're up to.
Stringing it all out. Clever.
"Life at the Burrow was as different as possible
"from life at Privet Drive."
Well, it's not every day you have a Harry Potter star
actually reading Harry Potter to you.
It's just amazing that she was in my house.
I still, like, touch the place where she sat on my sofa.
Now I want to sit there all the time.
I'm, like, "This is where Bonnie Wright sat."
"Harry heard from Hogwarts one sunny..."
And it looks like the story is doing the trick.
Night, girls. Sleep tight.
It's one of the best experiences I'll probably ever have
and I'll definitely cherish the memories forever.
So, it's nearly time to let it go.
But before we go, if Frozen is one of your favourite films
then see if you can spot all the surprise guests
leading up to the wedding scene.
Can you see Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled?
There they go.
I'm Oli White and you've been watching Cinemaniacs.
CineMinis are an even shorter, funnier and faster dose of the irreverent show about films and film-making, hosted by Oli White. It looks like CINEMANIACS, it smells like CINEMANIACS but this is the bite-size brilliance of CineMinis.
Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright surprises two of her biggest fans while six young film-makers see their DIY Blockbuster take CGI shape, with monstrous results! We also go behind the animated scenes of Big Hero 6.