Create movie-style horror effects

Looking to improve your makeup, special effects and video production skills? Video sharing service Vimeo offers a series of great (and free) instructional videos as part of its Vimeo Video School service. And they've posted two videos for Halloween that provide a great introduction to some basic horror effects...

The first, Scary Special Effects, explains how you can turn an actor into a ghost using an editor that can complete a chroma key effect (they use Final Cut Pro). There's also advice on how to create a gunshot effect using a blood packet and some fishing wire, plus an walkthrough of basic zombie makeup.

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