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Recreating the Mind Flayer from Stranger Things

Stranger Things Mind Flayer

Seth Worley shows you how to recreate the scary Mind Flayer from Season 2 of Stranger Things. Below that, check out his previous tutorial for recreating the Upside Down. This is a super fun tutorial that uses Red Giant’s VFX Suite, Trapcode Tao, Magic Bullet Suite, and Universe Camera Shake. There are links to all of these products below the article if you want to learn more.

Creating the “Upside Down” Look (Stranger Things)

Seth Worley walks you through turning a real-world environment into the Upside Down, from STRANGER THINGS.

Download the project file for Seth’s recreation of the opening titles here:

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Go behind the scenes of the modern-day cult classic “Stranger Things” to see how the impressive visual effects were conceptualized and created.

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Today we’re taking a peek at the visual effects behind the Demogorgon and Dart, the world’s most dangerous pollywog, of Stranger Things 2. This is a nice round-up of videos and articles. There’s a lot here! Hopefully, most of you have made it through season 2 by now so there won’t be any spoilers here today.

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