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Schufftan

Updated: Aug 4

The Schufftan Process is a type of filmic effect named after its creator Eugen Schufftan. Used in the begging of the first half of the 20th century, the process has now been for the most part replaced with green/blue and matte screen. It also seems we are in another technological shift seems the most modern effect of using LED Panels that use video game technology to place realistic looking worlds behind the actors.


Schüfftan process, which was first used in the 1927 science fiction epic, Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang. The process, which relied on a combination of camera angles, forced-perspective, and physical trickery.


Barry has used this process as a tool within the show By Slight Ligaments among other filmic tecniques, like the Dutch Tilt. The dutch tilt is used in photography and cinema to create a sense of unease. This shot is used by tilting the camera on an axis.