Our favorite DIY special effects guru Joey Shanks has a new how-to video for filmmakers -- this one is an introductory crash course into Projection Mapping. This video, which is part 1 of 2, lays out some of the technical groundwork of this effect, including how to use the software. "I know this looks kind of tricky, but once you play around with it, it's not hard at all," says Shanks in the video. Part 2 is coming soon.

Check out Shanks' instructional video from PBS Digital Studios below and try it out for yourself: