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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

Joey Shanks, our resident VFX genius, has released a new how-to video for filmmakers on creating mind-blowing landscape shots using sand art frames and a bit of water. 

Just how does this work? Shanks explains, “A sand picture consists of two panes of glass glued together creating a tight air seal. Liquid, sand and small pockets of air live inside the glass. Rotating the sand picture will cause the air bubbles inside the glass to rise, creating an air barrier between the liquid and the sand.” What results are shockingly lifelike shots of the outdoors.

Of the three different sand-art picture frames Shank uses, none cost him more than $75, with the smallest costing only $5. Check out the insane video above courtesy of PBS digital studios

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