Effect Help...

acearchie

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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
 

acearchie

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

Thanks
 

idea_hamster

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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. ;)
 

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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