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In-Camera Special Effects Make an Extraordinary Low-Budget Sci-Fi Short

1/30/2013 7:35 AM Eastern

Harken back to the days of 2001: A Space Odyssey, as Wired profiles how Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier made the short sci-fi film "C 299,792 km/s" with only $40,000 (raised on Kickstarter) and no digital effects. Explains Stockmeier, "Digital technology has made basic filmmaking tools available to everyone, but undertaking a project like this is still considered way outside of the indie filmmaking spectrum. What we hoped to achieve with combining practical effects and digital equipment is to show that with a little ingenuity people can make really cool movies with very little resources."

Watch the film below and read the full story here.

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