The opening sequence of Back to The Future works perfectly in setting up Christopher Lloyd's Doc Brown and the movie itself. Director Robert Zemeckis captured the pan through Doc's inventions, which allowed for Brown to have an easy morning, in one single take. But it took a lot of coordinating to pull off such an amazing feat.
In a new interview, SFX supervisor Kevin Pike reveals how this scene was created for the classic sci-fi comedy, which took quite a few crew members. Is Robert Zemeckis a perfectionist? Watch the video and decide for yourself:
This is the first in a series of behind-the-scenes Back to The Future shorts from Jamie Benning which will be available on Vimeo. Stay tuned as more video from this seminal 80s classic is revealed in the coming weeks.