Season 1

    Video thumbnail: Shanks FX Jupiter in a Jar in HD

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    Jupiter in a Jar in HD

    Create a realistic looking Jupiter with a jar, milk, dish soap, and food coloring.

    Jupiter in a Jar in HD

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    Ghostbusters "Surge Protector" Trap

    Use some prop-building expertise to build this cool modified surge protector.

    Ghostbusters "Surge Protector" Trap

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    Giant Bubble Reflections in HD

    Get mesmerized with giant bubble reflections.

    Giant Bubble Reflections in HD

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    DIY Game of Thrones "Ice Wall"

    With styrofoam and the right lighting, this massive prop can be recreated anywhere.

    DIY Game of Thrones "Ice Wall"

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    Close Encounters of the Drone Kind

    Creating eerie sci-fi lighting with a new DJI Phantom drone.

    Close Encounters of the Drone Kind

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    Hurricane Balls in HD

    The wonders of angular momentum!

    Hurricane Balls in HD

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    How to use a Split Focus Diopter

    A split focus diopter is an unique way to achieve the illusion of deep focus.

    How to use a Split Focus Diopter

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    How to create Water Illusions

    With the right camera and perfect timing, these water illusions appear out of thin air.

    How to create Water Illusions

    Video thumbnail: Shanks FX How to create Star Wars Lightsaber sound effects

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    How to create Star Wars Lightsaber sound effects

    We've done the lightsaber video, now let's tackle the sound.

    How to create Star Wars Lightsaber sound effects

    Video thumbnail: Shanks FX Creating the original Star Wars lightsaber effect

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    Creating the original Star Wars lightsaber effect

    Go back in time to 1977 and learn how the lightsaber was first created.

    Creating the original Star Wars lightsaber effect

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    How to create a Mini Tornado

    Learn how to create a water vortex.

    How to create a Mini Tornado

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    Creating the Stargate Portal

    We recreate the classic effect from the 1994 film, Stargate.

    Creating the Stargate Portal

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    How to make Dry Ice Comets

    Follow-up to our "Creating Dry Ice Comets" episode.

    How to make Dry Ice Comets

    Video thumbnail: Shanks FX Creating Dry Ice Comets in 4K

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    Creating Dry Ice Comets in 4K

    A main ingredient to a comets core is dry ice.

    Creating Dry Ice Comets in 4K

    Video thumbnail: Shanks FX How to Turn a Stroller Into a Dolly

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    How to Turn a Stroller Into a Dolly

    If it has wheels, there's a pretty good chance I'm going try and make a dolly out of it.

    How to Turn a Stroller Into a Dolly

    Video thumbnail: Shanks FX Recreating the Aurora Borealis

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    Recreating the Aurora Borealis

    We attempt to create the Aurora Borealis with a sheet of fabric and a handful of fans.

    Recreating the Aurora Borealis

    Video thumbnail: Shanks FX Petri Dish Planets

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    Petri Dish Planets

    I attempt to make planets with food coloring , milk, and dish soap.

    Petri Dish Planets

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    Hologram Thriller

    After finding this skeleton animation I had a few ideas...

    Hologram Thriller

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    Stop-Motion Star Wars

    Watch us try and recreate a shot of the Millennium Falcon.

    Stop-Motion Star Wars

    Video thumbnail: Shanks FX Creating the Cosmos: In-Depth Look

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    Creating the Cosmos: In-Depth Look

    An in-depth look at Creating the Cosmos.

    Creating the Cosmos: In-Depth Look

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    Rebuilding the Interstellar Black Hole

    Watch us rebuild the INTERSTELLAR black hole.

    Rebuilding the Interstellar Black Hole

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    Back to the Future: Compositing Techniques

    Our third installment brings everything together in post-production.

    Back to the Future: Compositing Techniques

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    Back to the Future: Forced Perspective

    In our second Back to the Future installment, we tackle Forced Perspective.

    Back to the Future: Forced Perspective

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    Back to the Future: Stop Motion

    I recreate effects from Back to the Future in this three-part series.

    Back to the Future: Stop Motion