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Special Effects

Bloody Explosion Effect

What fun would an action or horror movie be if there wasn’t a scene where someone gets shot or blown up, with blood squirting everywhere.  It would probably be pretty

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Cut someone in half effect – on a budget

If you are into making action or horror movies then the time may come when you need to cut one of your actors in half.  Instead of going to prison

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Make a ghost crawl out of your TV screen!

If you’ve ever seen The Ring then you are familiar with the story of Sadako and saw her come out of the TV screen. As cool as that effect was

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Making a low budget melting head

Have you ever come across someone who really got on your nerves and said to yourself “Boy, I wish I could make their face melt off.”?  Well, now you can!

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Making a Cheap Set of Armor

If you are making a sci-fi movie you might need to have a cool set of armor for your futuristic soldiers or police officers.  There’s a pretty simple technique for

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Making a $50 rain machine

Rain can add a nice element to your productions and you can do it on the cheap, for less than about $50.   Here’s what you need: 1. 25ft garden

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Special effects before and after (with slider)

BuzzFeed has  page with 27 before and after special effects scenes, but these are special because there’s a cool slider here you can see the before and after and of

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40 years of ILM in one minute

Here’s a cool one minute video showing effects from ILM over the past 40 years.

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46 Famous Movie Scenes Before And After Special Effects

If you are into special effects it’s pretty cool to see before and after shots, seeing the green screens and figuring out how they setup the shots.  Sometimes they are

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Making a BB-8 droid replica

Have you ever dreamed of having a droid like BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?  It’s design is very simple but the mechanics to make it move smoothly are very complex.

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