Duffer Brothers

‘Stranger Things 2’: Duffer Brothers on How Being Weird Can Make Your Career

By Eric Baker

Matt and Ross Duffer describe how their “weird” childhoods inspired ‘Stranger Things’.

The twin brother creators of Netflix’s Stranger Things, Matt and Ross Duffer, went from being Chapman University Film School grads struggling in menial industry assistant jobs to the creators of one of the biggest streaming shows on the planet in the span of a few short years.

Your childhood can be a goldmine for storytelling, so dig deep.

In this short, candid video interview, launching exclusively through No Film School, Matt and Ross discuss how they used their “weird” childhood to create something personal that launched their careers into the stratosphere. Check out the video and read our top takeaways below.

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Create a ‘Stranger Things’ Inspired ‘Upside Down’ Look in After Effects

By Jourdan Aldredge

Check out this step-by-step walkthrough on how to make your own ‘upside down’ world.

After taking the world by storm, Stranger Things is back with a second season that includes all its signature throwback horror themes, effects and homages. One of the most iconic elements of the Stranger Things universe is the scary and macabre “upside down” world which is responsible for some of the most terrifying creatures and moments in the Duffer Brothers’ show. In this tutorial by Red Giant, Seth Worley shows us how he created a Stranger Things inspired upside down world of his own using After Effects and Red Giant products.

Let’s dive a little more in-depth into this tutorial to help you create your very own upside down world look for your projects and ’80s horror-loving amusement.

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