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Creating the Stargate Portal by Shanks FX

11/25/2015 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

The 1994 film Stargate combined CGI and practical effects to create the portal sequence in the opening act of the film.

An air cannon was fired into a huge 500 gallon tank. Shanks FX use the same technique but in a 2.5 gallon tank.

The Stargate model featured in this episode cost $30 on Amazon.

Look for another Stargate episode soon, as they will try and create the water vortex that shoots out of the portal once it is activated.

If you would like to learn more about "multiple exposure" effects check out the Back to the Future "Time Slice" effect episode Shanks FX did.

Our Interstellar episode will give you a better idea about the post production process.

Learn about how to create the bubble film layer here...

Music by: Big Fok | In Association with: PBS Digital Studios

Text and video via Shanks FX

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