Practical Magic - The Art of In-Camera Visual Effects


Practical visual effects genius Joey Shanks, star of PBS Digital Studios' SHANKS FX, shares his secrets, step-by-step, for creating a variety of stunning "in-camera" VFX with simple household products, including holograms, reverse motion FX, and how to make a mind-blowing starscape.

From materials and equipment to shooting and post-production, Shanks will show you how to achieve high-quality VFX on a tiny budget.

Approximate Runtime - 3:54:55

This DVD is a 2-Disc Set



  • Creating the Cosmos
  • Using an Intervalometer
  • Post-Processing with After Effects
  • Compositing & Adding Movement
  • How to Make Steam Holograms
  • Reverse Motion Effects


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Joey Shanks