DIY special effects roundup

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DIY special effects roundup

In honor of DIY Movie Making Month, I’ve been digging through the archives to de-blog some special-effects-related oldies-but-goodies from months past. Click on in!

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Action effects:

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Makeup effects:

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Set decorating:


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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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