We Bet What You See Here Will Amaze You!

We have been in awe of the special effects. Some dandy stars from Bollywood have tried their hands at it. Some have failed miserably some have stayed afloat. But nothing has amused us as much as the special effects used in Hollywood flicks. Be it Life Of Pi, Avatar or Gravity. These films have had steady VFX, enthralling, astounding, incredible! But then what goes into creating such beguiling picture on screen. It isn’t rocket science for sure. And why can’t Bollywood come to that par? Although we have been through with this topic before yet we wish to reveal the witty technique used by this guy from Hollywood to bring about the enchanting special effects.

We bet what you see will amaze you!

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We Bet What You See Here Will Amaze You!

What you see is simply backlit etching in a plexiglass which is painted black to give this picture an effect of lightning.

We Bet What You See Here Will Amaze You!

You’d be amazed to know that this underwater piece has been made out of waste materials such as Q-tips, walnuts, wire, glitter, peanut shells, plaster, wire, sponges, wax coated seashells, toothpaste etc.

We Bet What You See Here Will Amaze You!

Here’s a setting sun made up of painted parchment paper, thread, hand dyed ostrich feathers, carved chocolate, wire, raffia, masking tape, coffee, synthetic potting moss and cotton.

Amazing isn’t it? Read on for more…

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We Bet What You See Here Will Amaze You!

Remember the film Volcano and how hot streams of lava engulfed the lives of many? Well to recreate this disaster scene is pretty simple if you’ve got tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink and six 60 watts bulbs on you.

We Bet What You See Here Will Amaze You!

Now this one is effortlessly uncomplicated, making an island out of cotton balls, tin foils, feathers and canvas!

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This ‘After the storm’ pic   is modeled using cotton, faux fur and tile grout!

We Bet What You See Here Will Amaze You!

This Mars is perhaps the only planet in our galaxy which happens to be created out of Paprika and spice. The creator uses 12 pounds of Paprika, nutmeg, chili powder, cinnamon and charcoal.

We Bet What You See Here Will Amaze You!

This lunar landscape, however, isn’t an easy DIY for it was made after gathering fireplace for two months!

We Bet What You See Here Will Amaze You!

Creating an Aurora Borealis-a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky- much like what we saw in Life Of Pi, or perhaps closer to that was accomplished by the creator by using plants and colored light against black background.

The artistic mind behind these mind blowing special effects scenarios is Matthew Albanese. As a child Albanese was very imaginative and would model such scenarios and miniatures using household objects. After getting a degree in Fine arts, Albanese started earning his living by doing tabletop photography. But what fascinated him more as a child was always loomed in his subconscious. And once when he accidentally spilled paprika, he led to creation of a paprika Mars.

Did you have a good time reading this? Do you think Bollywood should try out this inexpensive special effect making with miniatures? Write in the comments below.

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