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Upside Down

Learn how to create a Stranger Things-style title sequences and turn your neighbourhood into the Upside Down with our latest visual effects masterclass.

By Joshua Davies

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Joshua Davies

Joshua Davies

For almost 20 years now, I've been lucky enough to lead a team of some of the most talented experts in the world. Together, we’ve brought 5 MILLION users to our video and photo products, and we’re inspired every day by the incredible content our community creates.

Things have been getting real strange around here lately…

If you’re looking to capture the unique effects behind Netflix’s hit series, you’re in luck: we’ve already done all the hard work for you! Below, you’ll find our top Stranger Things effects tutorials, including how to create Stranger Things-inspired titles, nostalgic 80’s posters, and of course, no Stranger Things-inspired VFX course would be complete without a tutorial on how to make the Upside Down effect. Let’s get started.


Create a Stranger Things-inspired title

Set the tone in true Hawkins style with Stranger Things-inspired text and title sequences. Follow along with Javert ‘The Hair’ Valbarr as he shows you how to recreate the distinctive title style with Neon Path effects, Glows, and HitFilm’s powerful particle simulator.


Create Stranger Things Upside Down effects

There ain’t much time for coffee and contemplation when your neighborhood is phasing between realities. Learn how to recreate the iconic Stranger Things upside-down effect with 3D camera tracking and some clever particle simulation.


Create a Stranger Things-themed poster

Channel your inner Eleven and create a totally badass-looking Stranger Things-style poster with Imerge Pro. Imerge has some of the best effects and compositing tools for creators who want more control over their images. Watch how we use glows, grading, and the Long Shadow effect to create a scene that’s sure to pique your viewers’ curiosity.


Create something of your own

Want to expand beyond the Hawkins universe with your own tales of twisted horror? Check out our horror filmmaking masterclass for our top tips for creating terrific tension in your horror films.


Blast from the past

Blast from the Past cover image - Learn how to make Stranger Things-inspired 80's title sequences

Keen to embrace that nostalgic style that Stranger Things so elegantly brought back into fashion? Our Blast from the Past masterclass teaches you everything you need to know about retro effects, VHS overlays, and 80’s inspired title sequences.

Joshua Davies

Joshua Davies

For almost 20 years now, I've been lucky enough to lead a team of some of the most talented experts in the world. Together, we’ve brought 5 MILLION users to our video and photo products, and we’re inspired every day by the incredible content our community creates.

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