Video and Motion • Inspiration The Humans Behind the Terminators

If you've ever watched a film's credits scroll… and scroll… and scroll, you know that it takes a lot of people to make a movie. And the more mind-blowing the visual effects are, the more people it takes. For example, virtually every shot in Terminator: Dark Fate had at least one visual effect, and multiple people worked on each one.


To give you insight into the human blood, sweat, and tears required to bring liquid-metal machines and the things that blow them up to the big screen, we've interviewed four of the people behind Terminator: Dark Fate's movie magic. And then, just for fun, we're also sharing a survey of the history of robots—ahem, we mean AI machines—in film.

“With visual effects, I never felt like I was going to work, I always felt like I was going to play.”

Stills from Terminator: Dark Fate. © 2019 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Go Behind the Scenes. Get an inside look from Director Tim Miller and the creators of Paramount's Terminator: Dark Fate as they take you behind the scenes into their workflow and production for editing and creating visual effects using Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and other tools inside the Adobe Creative Cloud. Watch the video.