How do you marry practical and visual effects without bumping the audience? That’s what the team behind the film, Snatchers did. Snatchers is a horror-comedy film about a teen girl who wakes up nine months pregnant with an alien.

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In today’s episode, No Film School’s GG Hawkins and Jason Hellerman speak with filmmakers Stephen Cedars and Benji Kleiman to discuss:

  • Practical effects - what are they?
  • Some of our favorite practical effects in film
  • How practical effects can be more effective than CGI
  • Scaring away Bob Murawski with the smell of farts
  • Finding a balance between CGI and practical effects
  • How Stephen and Benji approach writing sketches
  • Transitioning into making feature films

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.