Awesome Disasters

Making Movie Natural Disasters

Making Movie Natural Disasters

Movies and TV shows use a mix of practical, optical, and digital visual effects to simulate natural disasters. Insider compiled behind-the-scenes footage from eight movies where VFX pros brought storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other acts of Mother Nature’s fury to life.

Sandy Takes Down Trees

Sandy Takes Down Trees

(NSFW:Language) Here’s hoping our East Coast readers are overcoming any difficulties that Sandy dealt them. We can only imagine what it’s like to witness nature’s fury like what imasharky captured.

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Lollapalooza Evac Time Lapse

Lollapalooza Evac Time Lapse

No matter what your opinion of the megafest is, you have to hand it to the Lollapalooza organizers for getting the capacity crowd out of the path of this dangerous storm and safely back to raging.

Mudslide Close Call

Mudslide Close Call

Here we were thinking that bee swarms and hungry bears were the scariest thing about being outdoors. Let’s just say that there will be no pic-a-nik basket negotiating when it comes to mudslides.

Hockey Rink Close Call

Hockey Rink Close Call

An ice hockey team in Slovakia manages to narrowly escape tragedy when the roof on their rink unexpectedly collapses under the weight of the snow outside. Incredible footage, and no injuries.

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