Space Flight Special Effects on the Cheap
Special effects enthusiast Joey Shanks, in collaboration with PBS Studios, runs a really fun YouTube channel experimenting with in-camera effects. His latest video recreates the illusion of spaceflight in a similar way that Star Wars and Star Trek effects artists did for those seminal films. "To create a spaceship flying through the space, the effects wizards of yesteryear used simple techniques of keeping the model spaceship still, and having the camera move in towards the objects. This would give the illusion that the ship was moving. Watch as I try these techniques with the spaceships I have in my collection!"