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Chris law
Movie muzzle flashes
on May 2, 2010 at 8:46:34 am

Hello i was wondering where do film editors get their muzzle flashes and special effects from? I know of action essentials 2 but i want a wider choice of effects.

Thanks alot.



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Michael Szalapski
Re: Movie muzzle flashes
on May 3, 2010 at 1:32:38 pm

A lot of movie people go out and shoot their own footage of muzzle flashes. They get the kind of guns they need and take them to a firing range, set up the background and lighting and shoot the guns.
Others just use blanks and actually use guns on set.
Others have a digital artist paint some. A muzzle flash is only on the screen for a frame or two; a bright-coloured solid, masked and feathered, is often just fine.

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Kevin Camp
Re: Movie muzzle flashes
on May 3, 2010 at 3:01:43 pm

you might checkout detonationfilms.com for muzzle flashes... they have lots of death-n-destruction footage... some for free.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
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Chris law
Re: Movie muzzle flashes
on May 4, 2010 at 5:43:35 pm

Yes unfortantly its not HD which is a must for me. Also if a its a picture your going to need smoke.

I was hoping their was a action essentials 2 for the film world. Which i could get hold off


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