Alien (1979) - Behind the scenes at Bray Studios

Alien is considered a masterpiece in science fiction, spawning one of the most successful and critically acclaimed movie franchises of all time. The stunning special effects sequences were created using a number of highly detailed filming miniatures which were built by an incredibly talented visual effects crew and filmed at Bray Studios in 1978, the quality of this work was recognised with the 1979 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The images in these galleries were taken at Bray Studios during the making of the movie and provide a fantastic insight into the production of this highly regarded masterpiece of the big screen.

Images courtesy Phil Rae.