Jump to content


Photo

Muzzle Flashes


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Alex Greene

Alex Greene

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Student

Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:18 PM

Below is a link to my first attempt at creating muzzle flashes on screen.
Any feedback/comments would be much appreciated!
Feel free to post your own attempts, the more material I could see the better :)

Click here

Thanks guys!

  • 0

#2 John Sprung

John Sprung
  • Sustaining Members
  • 4635 posts
  • Other

Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:27 PM

The edges are too sharp, and the area inside the flash is too uniform, with no transparency. You might try looking at some real ones from various films. We've had good results just grabbing them and matting them in when there weren't enough, or some of them hit on a closed shutter.

Another thing to do is tie a wire or monofilament to the gun, and have a grip off screen tug at it to make recoils. Then you'd also get some practice at wire removal....



-- J.S.
  • 0

#3 Alex Greene

Alex Greene

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Student

Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:32 PM

Okay, thanks that helps a lot!
I knew there were things that didn't look quite right I just couldn't pin them down.
Also that recoil idea sounds great, I'd never thought of trying something like that.

  • 0

#4 Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes
  • Sustaining Members
  • 11939 posts
  • Other

Posted 08 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

I assume you've seen this:



  • 0

#5 Alex Greene

Alex Greene

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Student

Posted 08 November 2011 - 02:56 PM

Yes I have, this is what got me to do the test actually haha!
I would have put in smoke, but I have trouble getting it to look any good on Sony Vegas :(
  • 0


CineLab

Rig Wheels Passport

Ritter Battery

Glidecam

The Slider

CineTape

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Tai Audio

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Metropolis Post

Willys Widgets

Paralinx LLC

Technodolly

Opal

Aerial Filmworks

FJS International, LLC

Wooden Camera

Abel Cine

Visual Products

Paralinx LLC

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Tai Audio

Glidecam

CineTape

FJS International, LLC

Abel Cine

Rig Wheels Passport

The Slider

Opal

Ritter Battery

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

CineLab

Metropolis Post

Willys Widgets

rebotnix Technologies

Wooden Camera

Technodolly

Visual Products

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Aerial Filmworks