James Cameron's Titanic
Cameron and Crew worked with the blueprints from the actual Titanic to build a scale model of the ship in a 17-million-gallon outdoor tank on 40 acres of waterfront south of Playas de Rosarito, Mexico. The exterior decks were working sets, but the interior of the ship was filled with a 50-foot lifting platform to angle the ship during the sinking scenes. Cameron gave himself and his camera God's-eye-view atop a 162-foot-tall crane tower that doubled as a construction and lighting platform. Check out the complete construction of the behemoth in this rad time lapse video.