What Natural Disaster Movies Looked Like Behind The Scenes

Take a look at the practical and digital effects that brought eight natural disasters to life, from the apocalyptic events of “2012” to the biblical deluge of “Noah.”

Disaster movies have always been popular in Hollywood. The genre is unusual in the sheer scale of the spectacles required, with special effects companies creating entire towns or universes just to level them. In this episode of “Movies Insider,” they dissect the many approaches utilized to produce severe weather events on the big screen, from tiny effects to shaky deck sets to a gigantic light and rain rig, and show you what these effects looked like behind the scenes.