Ghostbusters 2 special effects artist William Forsche has recorded hours and hours worth of behind the scenes footage during his work on the set. He recently posted several new videos to his YouTube page which show some great scenes. While there are too many to post, we wanted to put together an index with links to each one.
-Behind the Scenes Slimer Footage: Part 1, Part2
These videos show great behind the scenes footage with the Slimer puppet from Ghostbusters 2, including footage of Ivan Reitman directing deleted footage of Louis Tully and Bill Murray being candid with Robin Shelby. The second part of the second video shows Robin Shelby testing the Slimer costume.
-Scoleri Brothers, Set Construction, Vigo Make Up Tests, & Nanny Ghost Puppet
An awesome video that shows a large number of different things from the Ghostbusters 2 production. We start with footage of the Scoleri brothers animation and the effects artist. There are a few shots of the subway set miniature being constructed followed by some courtroom animation. After that there are some Slimer animation tests and facial expression tests. Then actor Wilhelm von Homburg is undergoing a make up application, followed by the Nanny Ghost miniature puppet animation.
-Wilhelm von Homburg Acting as Vigo
An awesome background video showing actor Wilhelm von Homburg doing his acting for the shots where he talks to Janosz. It becomes readily apparent why they replaced his voice with actor Max von Sydow in post production.
William Forsche has told us that he would love to have all his behind the scenes videos compiled and put onto a release of Ghostbusters 2 on Blu-ray. What do you think?