In yet illuminating another video from his tutorial series on special effects, DIY master Joey Shanks has provided us with another useful how-to guide, this time on how to use a split focus diopter. First, of course, you might wonder, what exactly is that? As opposed to shooting from two different angles, with a split focus diopter, you can easily capture two main focal points in just one shot. Therefore, it creates the illusion of a deep focus through a half convex glass that you attach in front of the camera.
Along with seeming like a rather easy effect to achieve, the split focus diopter itself seems like quite a bang for your buck as well. Courtesy of Shanks FX, watch the video above and learn how to add this special effect to your bag of tricks.