3May

Mikey and Brian Go To Las Vegas – NAB Show 2017

What happens in Las Vegas goes on the blog The boys are back in town! Mikey and Brian were gone for a week in Las Vegas, and they’ve taken loads of pictures of their excellent adventure at this years NAB Show 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They’ve explored tons of exhibits a...

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7Dec

5 Cyberpunk After Effects Tutorials

The holidays always reminds me of two things – I get to stuff my face full of delicious eats and Harrison Ford, brutally hunting down bio mechanical replicants whose crime is only wanting to live. (Blade Runner, 1982) Yea, it warms my heart too. Since this holiday season is all about giving...

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23Aug

5 Awesome DIY Camera Rigs

Let’s Recap A month ago I asked everyone on Facebook and LinkedIn to share with me images of their own DIY Camera rigs and the submissions so far has left me deeply impressed. All around the world their are filmmakers and production teams with the wits to find  ways around  shooting obstacl...

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21Jul

Make Your Own Planet Using Practical Special Effects

Make Your Own Planet Using Practical Special Effects Have you ever seen a science fiction classic and asked yourself, how did they create amazing planetary special effects without using CGI? Or is it still possible to do so today? Joey Shanks, a special effects artist living in North Carolina, cr...

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14Jul

How To Make Your Own Sound Room

Gross, Disgusting, Gloopy, Awesome Sound Effects The new sound pack has finally arrived and I got to tell you we had a blast doing the sound recording. What we did was we wanted to record organic noises from food you can find at your local grocery store and smash them up in our office kitchen nea...

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21Jun

Why DIY Camera Rigs Impress Us

This isn’t low budget filmmaking, this is tactical filmmaking I always appreciate the sight of someone’s creativity. I found this image of a DIY camera rig online the other day and uploaded it to our company Facebook page because I thought it would give everyone a good laugh. However,...

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1Apr

Using The Split Focus Diopter Effect

Using The Split Focus Diopter Effect Have you ever wanted to have two subjects focused in camera but at two different depths of field? Well it’s actually an old trick called the Split Focus Diopter Effect. Here’s a video shot by Shanks FX who explains how to use this effect to enhance...

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