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Attention, Stanley Kubrick Fans, Here's How to Use Front Screen Projection

By Max O'Connell | Indiewire January 17, 2014 at 9:53AM

Filmmaker Joey Shanks has released his latest experimental/instructional video for fellow DIY filmmakers, and his new video will no doubt delight all of the Stanley Kubrick fans among them.
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Joey Shanks
Joey Shanks

Filmmaker Joey Shanks has released his latest experimental/instructional video for fellow DIY filmmakers, and his new video will no doubt delight all of the Stanley Kubrick fans among them.

The video instructs viewers on how to use Front Screen Projection, the technique Kubrick used for the "Dawn of Man" segment of his masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey". The effect allows for an extraordinary deep focus that Shanks remarks "you could never achieve if filmed on location." Now largely replaced by Green Screen, it nonetheless remains an impressive technique that gives a far more tactile feeling than its modern counterpart.

Shanks, one of our Movie Lovers We Love, produces a weekly series with PBS Studios that explains how to make various low-budget, high-quality special effects work.



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