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Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Make Your Very Own 'Star Wars' Lightsaber Effect

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Make Your Very Own 'Star Wars' Lightsaber Effect

Joey Shanks looks back on one of the most iconic special effects of all time…

Having Your Indie Film Screen in IMAX Isn't as Impossible as You May Think

Having Your Indie Film Screen in IMAX Isn't as Impossible as You May Think

Here's how one DIY filmmaker made his dream a reality.

Watch: Create The Cosmos in Glorious 8K in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Watch: Create The Cosmos in Glorious 8K in the Comfort of Your Own Home

The dazzling video comes courtesy of DIY Effects Guru Joey Shanks and PBS…

Attention, Filmmakers: You Won't Believe How These Stunning Landscape Shots Were Taken

Attention, Filmmakers: You Won't Believe How These Stunning Landscape Shots Were Taken

VFX guru Joey Shanks shows you how to create beautiful landscape graphics…

Attention, Filmmakers: Learn How to Create A Prism Planet Using Bubbles

Attention, Filmmakers: Learn How to Create A Prism Planet Using Bubbles

Our favorite DIY filmmaker, Joey Shanks, has another special effects trick…

Watch: Attention DIY Filmmakers, Here's How to Recreate the Aurora Borealis

Watch: Attention DIY Filmmakers, Here's How to Recreate the Aurora Borealis

Learn from special effects guru Joey Shanks as he creates the Aurora Boreali…

Attention, Filmmakers: Essential DIY Tips

Attention, Filmmakers: Essential DIY Tips

With filmmaking gear more accessible than ever, filmmakers aren't waiting…

Watch: Here's How to Create the Magic Behind Cloud Tanks

Watch: Here's How to Create the Magic Behind Cloud Tanks

What do "Poltergeist," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Cocoon" and…

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Re-Create the 'Interstellar' Black Hole

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Re-Create the 'Interstellar' Black Hole

You can make your own "Interstellar" at home...well, sort of.

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Create the 'Back to the Future' 'Time Slice' Effect

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Create the 'Back to the Future' 'Time Slice' Effect

Joey Shanks, our favorite DIY special effects guru, recently showed us how…

Watch: Here's How to Re-Create the Special Effects of 'Ghostbusters'

Watch: Here's How to Re-Create the Special Effects of 'Ghostbusters'

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Ghostbusters," DIY filmmaking/special…

Check Out This DIY Slow Motion, But Don't Try It At Home

Check Out This DIY Slow Motion, But Don't Try It At Home

DIY filmmaker and special effects guru Joey Shanks recently rented the Casio…

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

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

Learn how to replicate the 100 year old "Beam of Light" effect from Fritz…

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Do Projection Mapping

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Do Projection Mapping

In his latest instructional video for filmmakers, VFX guru Joey Shanks…

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Create Holograms In Camera

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Create Holograms In Camera

Our favorite DIY special effects guru Joey Shanks has a new how-to video for…

Here's How to Find What You Need for Your Indie Production at a Thrift Shop

Here's How to Find What You Need for Your Indie Production at a Thrift Shop

You can find so much of the filmmaking gear you need at your local thrift…



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