'Making Of' Documentaries By Jamie Benning

‘Indiana Jones’

Full Interview with Wolf Kahler

Wolf Kahler Today

Back in 2011, I interviewed the brilliant Wolf Kahler aka Colonel Dietrich in a noisy coffee shop in North London for my filmumentary project Raiding the Lost Ark.  Below is a link to the full interview. Wolf Kahler Full Interview  

The Imperative to Preserve

Many of my fellow fan editors feel an absolute imperative to preserve. Whether it’s Garrett Gilchrists restorative edits of Star Wars or Puggo’s 16mm and 8mm restorations or Adywan’s brave and successful efforts to preserve the feel of the original Star Wars films, there seems to be a real feeling amongst the community, that if the… Read More

Raiding is Nearly Done!

The Raiding FCP Timeline

So, I am meeting Michael Ford next week and waiting for the artwork to be finished, but other than that, I am done! Check out this snap of the Raiding nearly final timeline in Final Cut Pro. Eleven months work!

Jamie, Ed, Kathy and “Steven”


Earlier this week I heard back from Raiders Storyboard Artist and Production Illustrator, Ed Verreaux.  His reply started off enthusiastically but included some more details that really got my heart pumping: “Hey Jamie, I would love to help you with your project, it sounds like fun. I always clear such requests with Steven or Kathleen K  before… Read More

Raiding The Lost Ark: Part 4 We pick up with Indy and Belloq’s war of words in the Hookah cafe.  Again we hear from Sound Editor Mark Mangini as he talks us through legendary voice actor Frank Welker’s involvement in the film.  We also hear excerpts from my exclusive interview with Colonel Dietrich himself, Wolf Kahler. Wolf has such a fantastic voice.… Read More

Meeting with Sculptor Brian Muir


Next week I am visiting legendary sculptor Brian Muir. If you’re not familiar with Brian’s work just take a look at his website . Within moments you’ll realise quite how prolific this man is. Whilst Brian’s work on Raiders was not as involved as with many other films, his impact is clear. The Ark, the… Read More

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