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Rowby GorenSparks fly -- ala "Three Stooges"
by on Nov 20, 2012 at 2:37:50 pm


Please take a look at this sequence from the "Three Stooges".

At 4.45 seconds in, multiple electric sparks fly. I want to re-create that effect in AE CS5. I've tried the Lightning effect in Premiere , but haven't come close yet.

So I am thinking to use CC particle world. Or some other AE effect (CC or otherwise).

Any suggestions?


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Sparks fly -- ala "Three Stooges"
by on Nov 20, 2012 at 6:41:44 pm

There's no way you can exactly match a practical effect- except by shooting a practical effect on black and compositing that on your footage. If the 0:45 moment is the one you refer to (there's no 4:45 in the clip you posted) then shoot a xmas sparkler on black and you should be golden.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
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Vishesh AroraRe: Sparks fly -- ala "Three Stooges"
by on Nov 21, 2012 at 6:59:58 am


Try the Brainstorm feature with Lightening effect in AE. That will automatically give you some new effects.

Vishesh Arora
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