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Shanks FX

Shanks FX

Shanks FX

We create Hollywood effects with simple household products... and so can you.

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Full Episodes
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Shanks FX

Jupiter in a Jar in HD

Create a realistic looking Jupiter with a jar, milk, dish soap, and food coloring.
Season 1 Episode 64
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Episode
9:01
Shanks FX

Ghostbusters "Surge Protector" Trap

Use some prop-building expertise to build this cool modified surge protector.
Season 1 Episode 63
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Episode
4:10
Shanks FX

Giant Bubble Reflections in HD

Get mesmerized with giant bubble reflections.
Season 1 Episode 62
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Episode
5:24
Shanks FX

DIY Game of Thrones "Ice Wall"

With styrofoam and the right lighting, this massive prop can be recreated anywhere.
Season 1 Episode 61
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Episode
4:44
Shanks FX

Close Encounters of the Drone Kind

Creating eerie sci-fi lighting with a new DJI Phantom drone.
Season 1 Episode 60
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Episode
4:14
Shanks FX

Hurricane Balls in HD

The wonders of angular momentum!
Season 1 Episode 59
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Episode
4:26
Shanks FX

How to use a Split Focus Diopter

A split focus diopter is an unique way to achieve the illusion of deep focus.
Season 1 Episode 58
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Episode
6:42
Shanks FX

How to create Water Illusions

With the right camera and perfect timing, these water illusions appear out of thin air.
Season 1 Episode 57
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Episode
4:35
Shanks FX

How to create Star Wars Lightsaber sound effects

We've done the lightsaber video, now let's tackle the sound.
Season 1 Episode 56
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Episode
5:35
Shanks FX

Creating the original Star Wars lightsaber effect

Go back in time to 1977 and learn how the lightsaber was first created.
Season 1 Episode 55
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Digital Series
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Episode
2:36
Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Being with Jane Goodall

Season 2015 Episode 1
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Episode
1:21
Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Steven Pinker: My Cousins The Baboons

Season 2014 Episode 1
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Episode
0:47
Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

30 Second Science: Jim Gates

Season 2013 Episode 1
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Episode
3:01
Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Susan Barry: Learning to See in 3-D

Season 2012 Episode 1