'Making Of' Documentaries By Jamie Benning


Star Wars Begins High Def Upgrade

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Inspired in part by my recent purchase of an HD projector, I’ve gone ahead and upgraded the titles and subtitles on Star Wars Begins.  The source of the videos remain the same, the original unaltered trilogy DVD from 2006 being the bulk of it of course, but now the titles and subs are that bit… Read More

New Developments

After an invite to a movie set in late July, things began to look great in the world of filmumentaries.  I met genuine film stars, a famous director and got to observe them all at work for a couple of hours.  Following this, a meeting with the director who repeatedly told me that he thought… Read More

Reflections and Reactions

Well it has been about a month since I put Inside Jaws online, reaching out and clicking the “submit” button with my eyes closed, hoping that fans, casual viewers, reviewers, colleagues and friends would enjoy it.  Only a matter of days later I was blown away by the response. Colleagues patting me on the back.… Read More

Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary is Now Online


After completing Raiding the Lost Ark in 2012, I immediately embarked on a new project, tentatively called Jaws Bites Back. After 16 months of trawling, reading, spooling, skyping, chatting, interviewing, editing and refining, I am pleased to release Inside Jaws, A Filmumentary (2013). As with my other filmumentaries this is a completely unofficial and non… Read More

17 Days to Go!

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After fifteen months of research, reading, trawling, spooling, emailing, Skyping and editing, Inside Jaws is almost finished.  Today the brilliant animator Dan Lucyszyn-Hinton is sending over his final piece of animation and providing it passes my scrutiny (I am sure it will), the project will be ready to upload for the release date of the… Read More

Kevin Pike Called

Kevin Pike. Legendary Special Effects Guru.

Well as I hinted yesterday, I’ve been trying to line up an interview with special effects veteran Kevin Pike who started his career on Jaws. Well tonight after a couple of emails to and fro, my phone rang and it was Mr Pike himself.  I was rather taken aback to receive a call from a… Read More

Is the End in Sight?

I have been away from home working in Australia and Malaysia for the last week and a half. Whilst Melbourne always keeps me busy with it’s amazing array of cool bars, friendly people and other wallet emptying attributes, Kuala Lumpur has offered up three days off. So during the scorching heat I decided to dip… Read More

Back on the Road


Well the downtime over the winter wasn’t as productive as I’d hoped with regards to my little projects.  What with multiple HDD failures etc.  Real life obviously takes precedence. But the good news is, for those of you waiting to see Inside Jaws, I am back on the road next week for my thirteenth F1 season.… Read More

Hard Drive Woe

To keep within the low budget during the production of Raiding the Lost Ark, I purchased a £100, 500GB Western Digital hard disk.  Whilst it was only USB , it worked with my Macbook (not pro) and the upscaled 720p footage rather well. It was quick enough, portable and travelled the world with me through… Read More

Nearly One Year On

Site Stats

Well, it’s almost a year since I started this blog and released Raiding the Lost Ark, so to mark the occasion, I checked out my domain stats for the first time. To be honest, I am blown away. Thanks to all of you for your faithful support and encouragement. Doing these projects takes a lot… Read More

Credit Where Credit is Due

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Today, I starting adding credits to the end of Inside Jaws. It soon became apparent that I should have been doing this since I began the project. I thought I had compiled a list somewhere (on my phone maybe). But no.  So today, I made it my aim to trawl through my emails, facebook messages… Read More

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