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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Create the Illusion of Space Flight on a Low Budget

    Self-taught filmmaker Joey Shanks, who produces a weekly series for PBS Digital Series about DIY special effects for low-budget productions, highlights the illusion of space flight in his latest video.

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    Watch: Visual Effects in Dramatic Re-Entry Scene in 'Gravity'

    While Alfonso CuarĂ³n's "Gravity" is undoubtedly one of this years best pictures, it also marks a technical achievement never before seen in film. Rising Sun Pictures, a visual effects company, decided to breakdown one of the films more spectacular sequences in a two minute video.

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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Online Film Festival, Facebook Video Ads and More

    Facebook introduces video ads, iTunes TV bestsellers in 2013 and more tech news for filmmakers and film fans.

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    Watch: How to Create Impressive-Looking Outer Space Effects Using Household Products

    Who says you need to have state-of-the-art digital technology to create high-end visual effects? Video series "Shanks FX," started by filmmaker Joey Shanks, defies such expectations by showing that the inventive use of household products can produce some pretty mind-blowing results.

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    Watch: Eerie 'Gatsby' CGI-Less Clip Goes to Show How Many Of Your Favorite Movies/Shows Rely On Bells and Whistles

    Do you ever stop and think about just how many scenes in a movie rely on green screen and CGI? Or how many of your favorite sitcoms use a laugh track? Well, once you think about it for too long, you can't unsee (or unhear) the difference.

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    It Ain't Easy Being Green-Screened: One VFX Artist Speaks Out at Risk of Being Erased and Replaced

    In light of the recent attention brought to the current state of the U.S. visual effects industry and labor conditions for VFX workers, Indiewire asked VFX artist Maggie Kraisamutr to share with the world her experience as a VFX artist over the past ten years.  Her story, one alternating betwee...

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    Fighting for a Piece of the 'Pi': The Full Story Behind Hollywood's Visual Effects Problem

    As a surprise song, the theme to "Jaws," swelled up as the cut-off music to the Visual Effects Oscar acceptance speech, "Life of Pi" VFX Supervisor Bill Westenhofer had just gotten to a very important issue:  VFX vendor Rhythm + Hues, who had worked on the film, has recently...

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    Private Film Festival: Chris Wiatt's DUPE

    I have been planning a mini-fest of my own: six features, six scripts, one weekend. As I write this I have eleven to go. I just added one short to the list. Howard Gertler tipped me to Chris Wiatt's short DUPE as an example of good low bud use of VFX where the storytelling doesn't suffer due to th...

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