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How To : Create a zombie bite special effect for film or tv

In this episode of Indy Mogul's "YourFX", learn how to make a zombie bite special effect. Indy Mogul's Backyard FX features cheap, DIY filmmaking tips and tutorials including special effects, props, and camera equipment. Be sure to search WonderHowTo for more videos from Indy ...more

How To : Create a blood squirting "axe in the back" effect

This video tutorial from IndyMogul shows you how to create a blood squirting "axe in the back" effect, just like in Friday the 13th. This week on Backyard FX, Indy Mogul shows you how to create a classic horror effect. The axe in the back! It's a great way to kick off "Jason ...more

How To : Make a Rorschach mask effect from the Watchmen

See how you can make Rorschach's mask from the new hit movie, "The Watchmen". For just under twenty bucks, Erik from Indy Mogul, will show you how to recreate the inkblot effect from Rorschach's mask in "The Watchmen" movie. Indy Mogul has even created a free inkblot animati ...more

How To : Recreate Freddy Krueger's burnt skin makeup

Okay you saw the super-detailed reproduction of Freddy Krueger's clawed glove, now complete the Freddy costume with this "burning" makeup tutorial. In celebration of the return of "A Nightmare On Elm Street", starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, Indy Mogul's BFX brou ...more

How To : Build a crowbar prop out of foam rubber

Trying to act out a fight scene with real weapons can be dangerous, so this foam rubber crowbar is the perfect prop for theatre or film. This Backyard FX segment by Indy Mogul will guide you through making your foam weapon. So grab some rubber latex, foam, and a few other tool ...more

How To : Build a cheap and portable green screen

This video tutorial from IndyMogul shows you how to build a cheap and portable green screen. This week on Backyard FX, Indy Mogul build a portable green screen for under $40 that you can take with you on shoots. Erik also gives you the basics on how to correctly light a green ...more

How To : Create the Indiana Jones face melt effect

Welcome to our Indiana Jones special. This week, we've been challenged by Eric Zala, the director of "Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation" to create an awesome face melt effect for cheap! This is probably Indy Mogul's grossest effect yet, so you better not get nauseous or ...more

How To : Make a space suit

Are you planning on making your own version of Star Trek, but don't have the kind of money J. J. Abrams has? Don't worry. Indy Mogul shows you how to make a futuristic space suit for less then $50 dollars. Plus special guest Rudy Jahchan of Galacticast!

How To : Make an Evil Dead chainsaw arm

Do you love the "Evil Dead" series? Do you need a prop chainsaw so you can dress like Ash? Do you have $30 burning a hole in your pocket? Erik from Indy Mogul shows you how to make a bloody prop chainsaw arm just like Bruce Campbell's in the movie.

How To : Build a Miniature Set for $10

Sick of the REAL world and all of its REAL problems? Well, with a few sheets of cardboard and some cool tricks, Indy Mogul shows you how you can build your very own miniature town!

How To : Encode videos for YouTube

Did you just buy a $1,000 camera, upload your first video to YouTube, and find it looking like you used your cell phone to shoot the movie? Well, worry no more...this episode of Indy Mogul's Weekend Extra will help you get the best quality for your video before uploading it to ...more

How To : Build a $25 camera crane

The guys at Indy Mogul show you the Camera Crane (turbo mini jib) that ANYONE can afford! Attach it to your tripod and that good looking girl in your English class might mistake you for George Lucas...not sure if that'll help your chances with her, though.

How To : Create a movie swamp monster

From the dark depths of your local swamp, and by swamp I mean Indy Mogul, comes the SWAMP MONSTER!!!! For under $35, you can make your lead actor so ugly that you'll be able to steal his girlfriend.

How To : Create advanced zombie makeup and fake guts

In this episode of BFX, Erik from Indy Mogul takes Zombie effects to the next level. If an exposed skull and yummy non-toxic guts are what you dream about, then you're a sick person. However you should still watch this episode in all it's "gory". Also seek mental treatment.

How To : Build a laser weapon

Sometimes you need more than a handgun or phaser. Erik at Indy Mogul teaches you how to make a laser cannon in the likeness of the BFG9000 from Doom for under $20. He'll also show you how to make laser cannon special fx for your film.

How To : Build a spaceship

Erik from Indy Mogul teaches you how to build a miniature space ship for your films for under $20. Also covered, are using green screen to create background effects for your UFO film.

How To : Build a snorricam for a cool camera effect

If you've seen Requiem for a Dream, you've seen the snorricam effect - the camera is worn around the actor's waist and as the actor moves it creates a wild camera effect. The guys at Indy Mogul show you how to build your own snorricam.

How To : Build a stunt dummy

Make a life-size stunt dummy for your films using old clothes, newspaper, and a roll of duct tape. Indy Mogul shows you how to create a stunt dummy in the likeness of your actors for your films.

How To : Create a falling effect

Steve Nelson from Indy Mogul shows you how to create cool falling or jumping from a building effect. Use a combination of camera angeles, green screen, and editing to create this cool action effect for your films.

How To : Create a fake hand

Erik Beck from Indy Mogul shows you to create a fake or prosthetic hand for your films that you can stab, smash, or blow up in your special fx scenes.

How To : Make ballistics gel

Do you need that special human touch to your special fx? Indy Mogul's Mike Johnson shows you how to make ballistics gels to create flesh and gore effects for your films.

How To : Create realistic movie fog

Do you want thicker, more realistic fog from your fog machine? Indy Mogul teaches you how to make realistic, creepy fog special fx for your films for under $30

How To : Create a movie cyborg

Planning on shooting a low budget sci fi flick? The guys at Indy Mogul teach you how to make a cyborg arm and eye patch using a PVC coupler, coin tray, thin orange tubing, blue flash controllers, silver bubble wrap, duct tape, a rolodex, and costume jewelry.

How To : Shoot on a green screen

Looking to create great special FX for you films using a green screen. Steve from Indy Mogul teaches you how to shoot using a blue screen or a green screen and also how to add in your own digital backgrounds.

How To : Create gunshot wounds

Make a low budget action movie? The guys at Indy Mogul show you how to make squibs for gunshot and blood FX for your films for only $15.

How To : Build a jet pack for your movie

Erik Beck of Indy Mogul shows you how to make a non-working jet pack for under $30. He'll also show you how to create a flying effect for the jet pack in post-production using a green screen.

How To : Build a car rig camera mount for cheap

If you're a filmmaker with bigger ideas than your budget, Indy Mogul is here to help with Backyard FX. Learn how to build a camera mount for a car that costs less than 40 dollars. Using suctions cups, you can rig a camera on the front of a car.

How To : Make a Flamethrower prop out of PVC for your film

Turn up the heat in your background movie with this awesome Flamethrower prop build. If you're making a movie on a tight budget, let Indy Mogul Backyard FX show you to turn common materials like PVC piping and squirt guns into a realistic looking Flamethrower.

How To : Make a fake pregnancy belly prop on a budget

If you're a filmmaker on a budget and you've got some farce up your sleeve, this video is for you. Watch Indy Mogul's Backyard FX explain how to build a really realistic looking latex pregnancy belly, so that your romantic comedy can grow!

How To : Build a Tommy Gun prop on a budget

If you're looking to give your Mafia movie a real, authentic, look, but don't have a ton of cash check out this great Indy Mogul Backyard FX video to learn how to build a Tommy Gun. It may not fire bullets, but this fifty dollar prop packs some real punch.

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