The Cinematic History of Fake Blood

There are a lot of ways to make the screen bleed – in this course we dissect the history of fake blood from its origins in the Theater to modern recipes for making characters bleed on screen. This course is sponsored by RØDE Microphones Recipes: Grand Guignol (modified) Vegetable Glycerine Color with Red, a Read MoreRead More

Noah: Epic Rain System Controlled with a Single iPad App

Take a look behind the scenes of Noah and how they shoot night for Day to control the lighting during the rain sequences. And on the eighth day, we got apps. Fxguide’s Mike Seymour details the how the upcoming blockbuster, Noah, was able to control the mechanics of a giant custom rain machine in a studio that Read MoreRead More

The History and Science of the Slit Scan Effect used in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

Explore the mysterious and forgotten technique of Slit Scan for special effects and how Douglas Trumbull applied the photographic technique to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Then we’ll do our best to recreate the effect using LEGOs Technic gears. This video is part of the Filmmaker IQ Course “The Mysterious Art of Slit Read MoreRead More

Hollywood’s History of Faking It | The Evolution of Modern Greenscreen Compositing

Go inside the history of the travelling mattes (now called chromakey) and learn the history of visual trickery used by filmmakers from the earliest filmmakers through to the modern day. This is part of Filmmaker IQ Course: History and Techniques of Modern Chromakey Now that you know about the history of Chromakey – try your Read MoreRead More

How to Make a Photo-Realistic Planet from an Old Baking Tray

Here’s a Photoshop tutorial (which can easily be replicated in After Effects) for turning the interesting cracked surface of a baking tray into the surface of a distant planet. Believe it or not, this photo planet was made entirely from a shot of a grubby old roasting tin and a simple but cunning combination of Photoshop Read MoreRead More

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