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# Simulating Flicker Effect- Practically achieved using high frame rates and fluorescent lights

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 Simulating Flicker Effect- Practically achieved using high frame rates and fluorescent lights on Apr 10, 2015 at 5:07:19 pm

Trying to simulate the effect of filming in slow motion and using fluorescent lights. Flickering quality can be seen all way through this music video:

but especially at 1minute 56seconds . Notice how some colours flickers more, and the flickers look really organic. I assume there would be need to isolate channels. Any advice on how to make the effect look really acute and professional would be greatly appreciated! The more detail/ complicated the effect the better.

Thanks very much for the help,

 Re: Simulating Flicker Effect- Practically achieved using high frame rates and fluorescent lightson Apr 13, 2015 at 2:43:35 pm

Looks like you could do that with a levels or curve effect. Also, might be able to duplicate the layer and use one of the the transfer modes(screen/add) and and adjust the opacity to get it to flicker.

I would probably create some kind of expression to generate the flicker. Possibly driven by the music.

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 Re: Simulating Flicker Effect- Practically achieved using high frame rates and fluorescent lightson Jun 8, 2015 at 4:46:58 am

I'm not sure about the separated colors, but this will get you the flickering part.
Make an adjustment layer with the Exposure effect and apply this expression to the layers opacity:

```flickerSpeed = 4; t = (Math.cos(flickerSpeed*time*Math.PI*2)+1)*0.5; linear(t,0,1,0,100);```

Peter Diefenthaler
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