Effect Help...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by acearchie, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    I am going to be creating a harry potter spoof this week and I have planned an epic battle between Voldermort and Harry at the end.

    I want to create something similar to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Qm27bhaYw#t=3m9s

    Does anyone know any good tutorials? or could atleast tell me how to get the glow in after effects? I know how to do the coloured lighting and track the motion to the wand but I don't know how to do the glowing ball in the middle and the stuff flying off the middle (particles?)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Any input? Should I scrap the idea? I am meant to start filming this afternoon!

    Thanks
     
  3. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

    idea_hamster

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    #3
    It's an After Effects thing.

    For the lightning-type stuff and the drippy plasma whatever, there's probably a couple of hints here:

    http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/

    When the visions of the last-cast spells emerge, they seemed to use a bright version of the black, smokey way the Death Eaters apparate, so you might consider tweaking something like this:

    http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/videos/redgianttv/item/34/

    The basic message is that it's all done in post, so you can stay on schedule this afternoon. ;)
     
  4. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Sorry,

    I should have mentioned that I am a competant after effects user I was just wondering what would be suggested to use to create the effect.

    I will probably get it in the end but it would be much faster if someone gave me some suggestions!

    I scowered video copilot and couldnt find anything.

    The closest I have found are several kamahameha tutorials which Should help I think.

    Thanks
     

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