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The time machine in back to the future was just a DeLorean covered in ______. What's the word for _____?

Prompted by the success of a previous post, I have another special effects question. Is there a term of art for the stuff like extra model kit parts and other doodads glued to a model to give it a sense of scale and complexity? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Oct 8, 2009 - 8 answers

VST for Linux?

What do Linux people do for realtime music effects? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Oct 5, 2009 - 5 answers

I need an adjustment

I want some help applying effects and filters in Pro Tools and Reason [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Sep 18, 2009 - 9 answers

After Effects Resolution vs Adobe Premiere

After Effects Resolution vs Adobe Premiere [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Sep 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Digital Sound: Variable Speeds with same pitch: How?

many programs and devices have a function that slows down or speeds up audio without changing the pitch. my rockheaded layman's theory on illustrating how this must be done is that it divides the whole audio track into something like audio pixels that are so short that they can be shortened without actually removing any of the details that you're hearing-- it's just you're hearing every small detail for less of an amount of time (likewise with slower speed, it lengthens the amount of time that you hear every of those little "audio pixels" so that it is twice as slow). [more inside]
posted by candyhammer on May 28, 2009 - 13 answers

What is this shot/effect from Heroes called?

On NBC's Heroes, what is the shot or effect called when Matt Parkman uses his telepathy? Bonus points if you can also point me to tips for emulating this in After Effects. [more inside]
posted by cramer on May 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Now...In 3-D!

With what imaging software was the new Sci-Fi Channel logo created? [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat on Mar 17, 2009 - 8 answers

YESFX!!!

Where can I find some interesting effect pedals? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Feb 25, 2009 - 13 answers

keyboard effects

I just got a nice keyboard with no on-board effects. What are some good effects equipment for keyboard? Should I just string along some MXR pedals? Invest in a Roland Space Echo? VST?
posted by plexi on Feb 3, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I put together a sound with guitar effects pedals?

I want to get a handle on how to put together specific electric guitar sounds using effects pedals. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Jan 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Music

Can you remember the 1970s disco songs that start with sound effects such as machine gun fire, door opening slowly , and a man laughing ominously? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru on Dec 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Too much poop!

New Puppy Filter: What is the deal with tapeworms? [more inside]
posted by AlliKat75 on Dec 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Sex on drugs

What are your experiences having sex on drugs? [more inside]
posted by DLWM on Nov 24, 2008 - 16 answers

How can I install Final Cut Express plugins/effects?

How can I install Final Cut Express plugins/effects? [more inside]
posted by eric1200 on Sep 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Advice on hoodia

Does anyone have any real life experience with taking hoodia? Does it work? Have you noticed any unfortunate or alarming side effects?
posted by AuntieRuth on Aug 24, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I encode songs with an equalizer applied?

Can I apply an equalizer or other effect to songs as they are encoded? Can I decode/re-encode songs and do this so they sound better on my ipod? [more inside]
posted by kenbennedy on Aug 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Undo iPhoto effects?

Is there an automated (or "simple") way to undo iPhoto effects? Some look difficult, but the "pop art" effect in particular looks like if should be fairly easy to get something like the original image back.
posted by d7415 on May 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Busby Berkeley Effect?

I want to recreate, as closely as possible, the Busby Berkeley effect where the faces go all kaleidoscopic and hazy, like in 42nd street. Here is a still. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this, via plugin, or motion paths? Also, for extra credit, how did they do this in the 1930's? I use After Effects and Premiere.
posted by idledebonair on May 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Aging makeup for film.

How do I age someone for a film? Looking for something relatively cheap/easy. We don't have any proper makeup experience. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Apr 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Why the big price gap in guitar FX pedals?

What is the essential difference between guitar effect pedals in different prices ranges? Also, are the DIY stompbox kits worth it? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Mar 17, 2008 - 8 answers

What movie's characteristic sound effect was caused by using a tube to blow bubbles in a toilet?

What movie's characteristic sound effect was caused by using a tube to blow bubbles in a toilet? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Mar 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Motion Path in AE CS3

After Effects CS3: Newbie question driving me nuts. Can't paste a path as a Motion path. [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Nov 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Hot Hands

Have any MeFites used Source Audio's cool-looking Hot Hands wireless adapter, especially with other manufacturers' gear? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Nov 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Can I permanently apply an Effect in IllustratorCS3?

Illustrator CS3. Is there a way to "apply" the effects (from the Effects dropdown menu) I've done to vector illustrations in the same manner as I can Expand a complex shape I've created with Pathfinder (deleting the extra shape)? [more inside]
posted by Wink Ricketts on Nov 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Is Fox juicing their broadcast?

Does Fox add sound effects to ball games? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Oct 26, 2007 - 25 answers

The astonishing tale of lava and the Adobe noob

What's the best way to get a glowing molten lava effect in Illustrator CS3? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Aug 24, 2007 - 10 answers

Blood and guts

Help me parlay my love of gore into a career. [more inside]
posted by Evangeline on May 10, 2007 - 6 answers

Guitar effects help

How do I make my guitar sound cool? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on May 7, 2007 - 25 answers

Help me find another camera with the "Color Accent" Feature!

Help me find other cameras with a "color accent" feature. [more inside]
posted by imjosh on Apr 24, 2007 - 13 answers

OUCH Why do these pain meds hurt my stomach 31 hours later??

Ouch! Why does this medication hurt my stomach a day after I've taken it for the last time? Please explain before I have an ulcer or an alien growing inside me or something... [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Jan 18, 2007 - 14 answers

Keypress plays assigned sound effect

I want to trigger sound effects by pressing keys on my computer. [more inside]
posted by Moistener on Nov 27, 2006 - 4 answers

To be honest, I'd rather think that it was unintentional.

What's up with that annoying fast-motion digital effect that's been popping up in movies the past few years? I think it's supposed to make things look scary, but it really has the effect of making everything look like a bad Benny Hill comedy. Is this something that directors do to their movies on purpose, or is it a byproduct of some sort of digital processing? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Oct 13, 2006 - 38 answers

After Effects - Where did my file go?

After Effects - Where did my file go? [more inside]
posted by dvjtj on Oct 3, 2006 - 3 answers

cold compact disc

Will a CD suffer any ill effects from being in a refrigerator for 24 hours?
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Oct 3, 2006 - 9 answers

Er, I've never heard Eruption played like that before!

Help me play the piano like the Edge plays guitar. Or Eddie Van Halen. Or... [more inside]
posted by Bearman on Aug 26, 2006 - 17 answers

Help me sound like D. Boon

So-Cal punk rock filter: D Boon of The Minutemen, played a Fender Telecaster. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Aug 17, 2006 - 8 answers

So... what will running do to one's body?

So... what will running do to one's body? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Aug 12, 2006 - 24 answers

Help a guitarist become a shoegazer!

GuitarGearFilter: I'm a semi-skilled guitarist looking to add pedals and effects to my rig. I like the idea of those several-pedals-in-one processor thingies, but I'm baffled by the array of stuff out there and a bit wary of the opinions of the possibly-commissioned staff of the local music store. [more inside]
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Aug 4, 2006 - 13 answers

Fake fire from steam and lights?

Is it possible to create a steam-based fake fire , like the one seen here, at home using a steamer and lighting? [more inside]
posted by destro on Jul 3, 2006 - 5 answers

Does THC always have an effect when consumed?

Has anyone ever heard of an individual not able to experience the effects of THC after consumption? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2006 - 18 answers

Installing the Eve3 Framework

I'm trying to install the Eve3 framework on a Powerbook G4 in order to run the Magic Bullet Suite 2.1 plug-in for Adobe After Effects Pro 6.5. I have the downloaded framework file, but when I copy it to the Frameworks folder, the UNIX Eve3 executable file changes into a document, rendering the thing non-functional. [more inside]
posted by Toolshed on Apr 4, 2006 - 4 answers

Flash masking effects

Flash masking effects: I'm trying to duplicate the flash slideshow photo transition at http://www.247consult.com/ (minus the menu). I've found a file on istockphoto that's close, but very difficult for me to customize to my own photo dimensions. I've yet to find a decent tutorial on masks much less one that creates the nifty "box" effect. Furthermore, I don't know what this type of mask is generally referred to....Ideas?
posted by masymas on Apr 2, 2006 - 5 answers

I am working on a student short and I am need of good sounding 'punch' sounds for my film.

I am working on a student short and I am need of good sounding 'punch' sounds for my film. Are there any good leads on the web where I could find some that don't sound cartoonish? Thank you.
posted by cheero on Jan 15, 2006 - 13 answers

What is the guitar effect on Steve Hackett's solo on Counting Out Time?

What is the effect on Steve Hackett's guitar solo on the live version of Counting Out Time? It's definitely weird pitchy and I'm boggled as to what it is...My first thought was a Mutron Biphase, but I after listening to it a few times I don't think so...If any early Genesis/Steve Hackett fans can help, much thanks!
posted by vurnt22 on Jan 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Can I use the "thud" sound from "Lost"?

Can sound effects be trademarked? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Sep 23, 2005 - 14 answers

Silenced pistol sound effect?

I'm editing a low budget movie now and I need the sound of a silenced pistol shot. The only place I can find it is in extremely expensive CD collections. Where can I get this single sound, preferrably high quality and .aif format?
posted by clockworkjoe on Sep 18, 2005 - 15 answers

How was the ending of "2001" animated?

How did Kubrick film the psychedelic 'stargate' sequence of "2001: A Space Odyssey"? Some of the movie's special effects are obviously crude CGI (like the cockpit displays during spacecraft rendezvous) but the ending seems far more sophisticated. Regular old animation? Looks too... digital. Articles on 'the making of' I've seen never discuss this all-important visual (although it's cool knowing about the spinning set used for example in the jogging scene).
posted by Rash on Sep 15, 2005 - 16 answers

Playing a Bicycle Through Guitar Effects Pedals

Yesterday, a friend called from L.A. and made me listen to this guy 'playing' his bicycle through guitar effects. Anyone know who this was? It was incredibly wierd but cool. And I want to listen to more of this guys stuff. [more inside]
posted by geekhorde on Aug 28, 2005 - 2 answers

Little Chemo in Slumberland

Anyone with Hodgkin's Disease out there? Have a question about the wonders and side effects of ABVD chemotherapy. [more inside]
posted by Moondoggie on May 23, 2005 - 10 answers

Guitar effect pedal

My daughter's birthday is in 3 weeks & I'd like to get here an effects pedal for the stratocaster she appropriated from me, but I'm largely clueless. Would like to keep cost around $100-150. Any suggestions on brand/model/features?
posted by Pressed Rat on May 3, 2005 - 23 answers

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