Twilight Tuesdays: Take A Look Back at Twilight!

Let’s take a look at our countdown clock…only 17 days left until Breaking Dawn Part 1 hits theaters in the U.S.! We would have Robert saying this for us but remember last time he tried counting down to the premiere of Twilightfor Seventeen magazine?

Yeah….didn’t go so well.. haha
(P.s. Rob – You’re adorable.)
In light of this extravagant premiere coming up, we’ll be making this countdown even more fun by taking a look back at all the Twilight Saga movies have given only on the most appropriate days of the week, Twilight Tuesdays. Don’t miss Twilight Tuesdays:
Twilight - November 1st
New Moon – November 8th
Eclipse – November 15th
All leading up to the Twilight Saga’s Breaking Dawn Part 1 premiere on November 18th

Movie stills:

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View more after the break…

Favorite Twilight scenes:
Edward and Bella’s First Kiss

(HQ) Ending of Twilight – Prom Scene



Extended/Deleted Scenes:

@1:38 is the HOT deleted make-out scene on Bella’s bed

More videos and music after the break…

Most popular songs from the Twilight soundtrack:
American Mouth, Flightless Bird – Iron & Wine
Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
Decode – Paramore

Behind The Scenes ~ NEW MOON Style!

Welcome to Behind The Scenes – New Moon Style! Let’s take a look back at pictures, videos, gifs, and more of the saga’s second films’ goodies!

K: “Woah, you want me to do WHAT? What is this, TITANIC?!”

K: “Ok, deep breath, I can do this…just know, I’d prefer not to die.”

 Kristen bracing herself…
 BOOOOOMMM
K: “Totally unnecessary” 

meanwhile….

R: “You want me to do what? Crouch over her how?…”

 R: “Not gonna lie, I kind of feel retarded. What did I sign up for, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon?!”

Kristen and Robert think “where is this fun part of filming that I’ve been dreaming about for the last few months?”

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Ahhh, here it is…
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“This is exactly what I expected.”

Much more after the break…

Robsten BTS Videos:

Kristen runs into Robert and he always falls over. As if that isn’t adorable enough, it looks like he gives her a light tap on her but which makes her turn around!

Too cute not to post even though most of you have probably seen it. Robert, Taylor, and Kristen start laughing when they’re supposed to be fighting. Robert ends up turning and laughing while placing his hands on Kris’s hips. All this “casual” affection…loving it!!

Robert and Kristen talk on set…

Robert and Kristen rehearse lines and work together in order to film the “Edward leaving” scene.

Other BTS Videos:

Kristen says, “I can’t really tell a huge difference between myself and Bella anymore.” She also talks about how her and Rob, “work well together.”

Robert, Kristen, and Taylor film the dirt biking scene! Love this! haha

Taylor learns what to do to the motor bike during the scene with “Bella” in order to act like he knows what he’s doing haha

Remember when Kristen gets beaten by a huge wave of water! Poor little thing! 

BTS Gallery:


Major E/B Affection

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Green Screen Fun
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Other:
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Stay Tuned for next week’s Behind The Scenes – ECLIPSE Style!

Behind The Scenes – TWILIGHT Style!

This entire week’s ‘Picture of the Day’ has been related to the saga’s first major film, Twilight. Therefore, here is a Twilight Behind-The-Scenes compilation including this week’s POTDs, new/old behind the scenes photos, and videos that just might be new to you! Have fun and take a virtual journey through 2008!
..A little cold there Rob?
Oh, I think he’s getting warmed up now!
All the hours put towards making his hair look perfect definitely paid off! Right, ladies?!
Robert & Kristen bonding time…
BTS Pictures:

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BTS Videos: 

HQ Video including bloopers and exclusive behind the scenes footage
(The part at 3:49 shows some major Robsten sexual tension.. *fanning self*)

New/Old Interviews on set with Robert and Kristen

Watch Robert & Kristen flirt and giggle…more videos and pictures after the break!


Robert starts laughing when filming the “flying” scene in the “forest” (aka green screen room)

Robert falls down

Robert and Kristen talking and laughing on set
Robert and Kristen walking together while returning to set

Robert looking super hot and getting into his Volvo

It’s so cute to see how much they’ve grown up (especially Taylor)…
Last, but certainly not least, remember when someone brought a baby onto the Twilight set?

Oh Rob…don’t eat the baby silly! 
Peter looks so young here!



Tune in next week for…
Behind The Scenes: NEW MOON Style!

Modus FX Crafts Subtle CG for Breaking Dawn – Part 1

This is a very neat article about how Modus FX Crafts Studio worked on the visual effects for Breaking Dawn, including making Bella’s baby kick and move inside her belly.

Press Release from Modus FX: 

Montreal, Que: Oct 20, 2011… Montreal-based studio Modus FX recently delivered invisibly integrated visual effect shots for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. The latest installment in the wildly popular romantic vampire series based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer opens in theatres on Nov 18. Incorporating a stylized look as a visual expression of the more-than-human qualities of the characters, the film required seamless CGI and a refined aesthetic. 

A team of 12 artists at Modus had six weeks to complete 42 shots for the film, which included creating a pregnant belly for lead actress Kristen Stewart, digitally removing a wrist brace she was wearing in another sequence and a variety of subtle cosmetic refinements. 

Yanick Wilisky, visual effects supervisor and co-founder of Modus FX, described the challenges of creating organic CG. “We are all so used to seeing organic objects and surfaces. If something is just slightly off, you know it’s fake – even if you can’t put your finger on exactly what the problem is.” 

Making Stewart look pregnant was one of the tasks assigned to Modus. “They wanted the baby to kick and move inside her belly,” said Wilisky. “We had to match the camera moves, the lighting, even the film grain, along with the subtleties of her skin.” 

In fact, according to CG supervisor Martin Pelletier, “The two hardest things to work with in CG are water and skin.” 

“For this project, we had to be really quick in terms of turn around,” he explained. “We made use of very complex lighting from the set, adding 3D layers, and a matchmove of her stomach, to make her look pregnant. We took our time at the start to get the recipe right and that paid off in efficiency once we got going. We were soon able to turn around several shots each day.” 

“Hand-Crafted” Visual Effects 

In one central sequence – the wedding of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) – the camera pans around the newlyweds as they embrace. However, due to a minor wrist injury, Stewart was wearing a brace on the day of the shoot. Naturally, the brace had to be removed in post. 

“Matchmoving a close-up is a good example of the challenges of organic CG,” said Pelletier. “We started with a CG model of the hand and then carefully crafting the rig to create natural motions. Once we had that, every minute movement of the hand had to be matched exactly.” 

The shot, which is over 300 frames, called for extensive camera tracking and object tracking. Lighting artists at Modus rendered the actor’s hand with subsurface scattering to capture the partial translucence of skin and make it look believable. 

“Tracking was particularly challenging, because when they were shooting it, they weren’t thinking about it as an effects shot. There was no camera metadata for the sequence,” Pelletier explained. “The solution was to do a series of careful manual adjustments until we had correctly replicated the light sources on the set. For work like this, it really takes the eye of a skilled artist to get it right.” 

“Bella is moving in the shot as the camera circles around her,” Wilisky added, “She’s holding Edward’s hand, so we needed to recreate parts of his hand, along with some of the background. It was a highly technical and complex shot, but no one will see any of that when they watch the movie.” 

The Modus Pipeline 

“We have developed a very efficient pipeline for visual effects in live action shots, particularly for aspects such as motion tracking,” said Wilisky. Along with in-house proprietary technologies, Modus uses tools such as PFTrack, Mocha Pro and the Nuke 3D package. “The shots we delivered on Twilight are similar to the type of invisible effects work we’ve done in the past on films like The American, Barney’s Version and Jane Eyre. The studios recognize that we have a strong pipeline and that we know how to deliver.”

Directed by Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 will be released Nov 18, 2011 by Summit Entertainment. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

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Breaking Dawn Wedding Stills (LQ)

Wedding ceremony – For the first time, we saw them say, “I love you,” to each other at the wedding ceremony on ABC’s exclusive clip of Breaking Dawn. Anyone else have chills during that moment?

 Reception dinner – If you look closely you can see the Carmona New York’s Breaking Dawn-themed dinnerware we posted about yesterday. Remember: You can buy those exact same plates! 

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First Look at Edward & Bella’s Wedding Reception Dinner Plates

Take a piece of Edward & Bella’s Wedding home with you by purchasing Carmona New York’s Breaking Dawn-themed 10pc Dinner Set. Here is more information about the dinnerware:

Carmona New York has recently partnered with Summit Entertainment in connection with the highly anticipated release of the studio’s THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1. Carmona’s porcelain dinnerware sets the table in the most anticipated scene of the series, Edward and Bella’s wedding reception. 

Owner and designer, Tammy Polatsek, custom-crafted the white asymmetrical plates, cups, and saucers especially for the wedding scene in order to bring the same simple elegance to this event that her pieces add to every occasion. Tammy also used her event planning expertise to create and provide the floral arrangements for the wedding. Her designs create a whimsical atmosphere, enhancing this scene’s Mid-Summer Night’s Dream-like quality for the audience. 

Tammy is thrilled to be included in such an important moment in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1, and now you too can purchase a set of two place settings of the Twilight by Carmona New York dinnerware used on the tables at Edward and Bella’s wedding reception. 

With THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 coming to theaters November 18th, this set is the perfect gift for any Twilight Saga fan. Take a piece of the film home with you for the holidays in a perfectly packaged set of Edward and Bella’s wedding dishware!

Get more information at www.twilightbycarmona.com :)

NEW Access Hollywood ‘Breaking Dawn’ Special

Access Hollywood: Access takes you behind the scenes on the set of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1,” where Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart talk about filming the wedding and honeymoon scenes. Plus, Robert and Kristen discuss the emotional struggle surrounding Bella’s pregnancy.

Updated: NOW IN HQ

New Video showing Bella’s baby bump:
(Aww)