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Attention, Filmmakers: Learn How to Create Fritz Lang's 'Beam of Light' Effect from 'Metropolis'

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire June 23, 2014 at 11:51AM

Learn how to replicate the 100 year old "Beam of Light" effect from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis," and more projection-mapping illusions that will wow your friends.
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Remember just a couple of weeks back, when our favorite DIY special effects guru Joey Shanks shared an introductory crash course into Projection Mapping? His intro video laid out some of the technical groundwork of this effect, including how to use the software, and now, Shanks is back with the follow-up video.

In this one, he shows you how to replicate the 100 year old "Beam of Light" effect from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" and more projection mapping illusions that will wow your friends.

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


This article is related to: PBS, Joey Shanks, Visual Effects







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