A split focus diopter is an unique way to achieve the illusion of deep focus. The half convex glass attaches in front of the camera's lens to make half the lens nearsighted.
The lightsaber sound from Star Wars was created by legendary sound designer Ben Burtt. He combined the sounds of a 35mm projector and a 70s tube TV to create one of the most iconic sounds in movie history.
Go back in time to 1977 and learn how the lightsaber was first captured with the help of the highly reflective material "Scotchlite" & a compact motor at the hilt.
Learn how to create a water vortex by drilling a hole at the bottom of plastic aquarium to act as a drain. If don't have an aquarium just fill up your sink and then release drain plug. Stir in a circular motion and watch vortex form from above.
A main ingredient to a comets core is dry ice. As it gets closer to the sun the ice sublimates into the vacuum of space. Putting dry ice into a shallow pool of water will produce a similar reaction.
If it has wheels, there's a pretty good chance I'm going try and make a dolly out of it. So after our baby shower, I started looking at our very nice new stroller (thanks sis!), and took some test drives around our wood floors.
We attempt to create the Aurora Borealis with a sheet of fabric and a handful of fans. We discovered that throwing the image a little out of focus really creates a believable visual effect that can be composited into a scene to create the Aurora.
An in-depth look at Creating the Cosmos. In this episode I break down my process of creating cosmic backgrounds with my "sheet of glass" technique. Hopefully you guys will get a better understanding of how this process works by watching me break the steps down.