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Making small movies with special effects on a tight budget.

A see people use a harness to hold the camera to eliminate jerking, up and down sideways Is there a way to get the same effect on a smaller budget? Or an inexpensive harness for a rather smallish light weight camera. Making special effects, like a robot walking around would add amusement to the deal. I have a program called FxGuru on my phone, which can add some limited special effects and I like that. But I would like just a little bit more control. [more inside]
posted by digividal on Apr 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Virgin Sacrifices Optional

I have a lava rock fireplace. Let's make it erupt! [more inside]
posted by cyndigo on Feb 18, 2013 - 8 answers

How to add FX to videos on iOS?

What are iOS apps like Snapseed and Filterstorm, but for video — to add basic effects and color correct videos shot with iPad, iPhone? VideoFX Live doesn't do the job because it only allows shooting new videos, not edit existing.
posted by vladimirfrolov on Jan 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me identify the clichéd sound effect used to label locations in certain films and tv shows.

Is there a real world referent for that bleeping typing noise used in some films as a text (usually a location note) appears on the screen? It's a similar thing to that chunka-chunka typing sound used in the X-Files when the location of a new scene would be announced, but it's like a very rapid, high-pitched "beedeebeedeebeedeebeep" sound played while the letters appear. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Jan 18, 2012 - 20 answers

Guitar pedal that makes me sound like the band?

Does a guitar FX pedal or computer program exist that let's me plug in, select a song, and then start playing my guitar with the exact FX the original guitarist used?
posted by WhereAmI on Sep 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Guitar multi FX vs stomp boxes

GuitarFilter: Multi FX vs. Pedals. In particular, I'm trying to figure out whether I should buy a $100 floor controller for my Line 6 Pod XT, or stump for a couple of pedals instead. Lots of snowflakiness inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Script Conflict

I'm making a web page that has two scripts on it - a mootools script that shows/hides a div, and a JQuery cycle slideshow. And they aren't working together. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Nov 24, 2010 - 9 answers

One Shing Only.

Was the "shing" sound in this logo animation created with a synthesizer? If so (or if it could have been done that way), how? I have the typical audio FX software installed and would like to know how to create a nice synthetic SHINGGGG! sound. [more inside]
posted by circular on Jun 1, 2010 - 3 answers

TwangFilter

I want to record/create/find the kind of groaning/sudden pinging/twanging noise you get when a large metal structure is under a lot of stress. Suggestions for how to achieve this? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Apr 14, 2010 - 7 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

YESFX!!!

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

Does anyone watch FX's show "Damages"? If so, who WAS that guy...?

On the February 11th episode of FX's show "Damages", I saw an actor in a small part, who I know from another show, but I'll be damned if I can remember him, and I missed the credits! [more inside]
posted by newfers on Feb 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Pro Sound Effects?

How do professionals handle sound effects? [more inside]
posted by lore on Nov 1, 2008 - 4 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

FX gives me a headache

I am permanently moving from the US to Europe in about a month. I have about $50K in savings in HSBC high (and ever-falling) interest account. I am at a loss as to what to do with this money. Money-savvy Mefites, please come to the rescue. [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Feb 15, 2008 - 18 answers

currency exchange

Any opinions about foreign exchange brokers? How can one even tell who does only trades & who actually converts currency? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Aug 15, 2007 - 13 answers

Would the stars really look like that?

Would the stars really look like that? [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Jan 16, 2007 - 9 answers

How can I safely make sparks for a film shoot?

I'm looking for a safe way to generate a lot of sparks for a film. [more inside]
posted by MattS on Mar 11, 2006 - 18 answers

Help a Freelance Artist find a Tax Accountant

I am getting pretty serious into the vfx industry and wanted to know where to look for accountant to deal with my taxes as a freelance artist... [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Feb 24, 2006 - 1 answer

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