SCI-FLY to SHANKS FX (Vote for us to win the WEBBY) Internet's Top Honor
Hello once again, it's been a while!!
Our web series just got nominated for BEST HOW TO / DIY series in all of cyberspace.
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CREATING the COSMOS
Got a new SHANKS FX episode, and the effect was used heavily in SCI-FLY.
I hope you enjoy and pass it along if you see fit.
SCI-FLY will... Read more
Star Trek "Teleporter" effect
Just noticed it's just over a year since our campaign was successfully reached.
Time flies & the SCI-FLY train keeps rolling on!!!
We will be heading to the LA Film... Read more
Magnetic Putty Episode
It's been a while, but we're still cranking out "Shanks FX" episodes that deal with how we created the effects for SCI-FLY.
Here is our newest one, and... Read more
SCI-FLY & "Shanks FX" featured by GEEK MAGAZINE!!!
Hope everything is going well with everyone!!!
Just thought I'd like to share a cool article that can be found in the April Issue of GEEK Magazine.
Should... Read more
SCI-FLY heading to SXSW!!!
Just received exciting news that SCI-FLY is an official selection to the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, TX.
Guess we are going just keep this thing rolling!!!
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SCI-FLY back from Slamdance
Check out Shanks FX episode that documents our time in Park City, Utah!!!
SCI-FLY premieres tonight in Park City!!
We are really making moves in Park City, don't think there is a better marketing campaign for a short film here.
Here are some photos of what we made.
I... Read more
"SCI-FLY" headed to SLAMDANCE!!
No Sundance, but we got into the SLAMDANCE film festival!! Which takes place right across the street during the same week. Most who submit to Sundance submit to... Read more
Episode IV "Creating a ROCKET-SHIP with a Propane Nozzle"
Our 4th episode is up, here is the link.
Backer rewards will start to be handed out at Thanksgiving and DVDs and Blu-Ray's will be mailed out a few... Read more
Creating PLANETS with DRY ICE bubbles
Link to 3rd Episode of "Shanks FX" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBZBk5LujvY&feature=plcp Enjoy!!!
Episode #2 "Creating Alien Atmospheres"
Link to 2nd episode in our web series. Please embed so we can generate a good number of views. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qou5sDOO8k&feature=youtu.be Have a good weekend everybody!!!
"FX Factory" Episode Extra
Follow up video to our "Steel Wool" episode. We change out the fire for LED lights. Different but cool results.
Please check it out and pass it along.
Next Friday's... Read more
PBS Web Series "FX FACTORY" is now live!!!
Happy Friday to everyone. Our YouTube channel is open for business. I will provide link to channel and please subscribe and pass it along to friends and family. ... Read more
Moon Atmosphere video clips
Know it's been a while, but we've been hard at work. Here is a little montage of me and Nick (who is currently building "Spud" as I type).... Read more
Ferro Fluids & Spray Insulation Planet
The goodies are starting to come in.
Here is some footage of the magnetized liquid, Ferro Fluid. Don't think Ferro Fluids were every intended to be shot while inverted. It... Read more
MAGIC ROCKS test shots
5 days to go until we can have access to our Kickstarter donations.
We have still been busy. Check out a little video with "Magic Rocks"! Think you... Read more
"SCI-FLY" ends tomm at 9:13pm ET (w/ Wormhole test clip)
Campaign ends tomm at 9:13pm Eastern Standard Time
We are about $550 shy of hitting $10,000. Remember, the backer who pushes us over that mark will receive the star of... Read more
SFX elements & layers
Did another animated ship test today. Incorporated a couple different elements. Made this one pretty quickly (please mind the crudeness) but this will give you an inside look into the... Read more
Spaceship "SPUD" Animation Tests
The final stretch is upon us. 5 days to go and we are at 72% ($6,200) of our $8,500 goal. Its going be close and sure make for... Read more
Cloud Tanks w/ Joey Shanks video
Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone!!!
We have one week left. Campaign will end next Monday, June 3rd at 9:15pm.
We still need 3,000 more dollars to make this... Read more
Alka-Seltzer particle movement tests
We have 10 days left and are 60% of the way there. Looking good guys, really appreciate the nice push we had over the last 2 days.
To our... Read more
"Zero Gravity" tests w/ Hair Dryer (video clip)
13 days left, we are 1/3 of the way there. Should be an interesting 2 weeks!!!
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign, if we don't reach our goal of $8,500, we... Read more
Planet imploding tests w/ Nail Polish Remover 5-18-12
During the course of the "Sci-Fly" campaign, we will be documenting the process of making visual effects with whatever materials we can find around the house.
Check out some tests... Read more
SCI-FLY Update 5-16-12
A great first 2 days to the campaign! Lets keep that momentum going!!!
Featured below is a video that shows a lot of tests shots that I did with fire... Read more