it does not look too bad right now. I like to use a luminance matte to help give me some compositing flexibility. Precomp the footage and crank the levels to taste. This gives me access to all the compositing modes. Also by layering the footage on top of itself you can get additional looks. Saturation can be an issue, but this way you can use any number of techniques to compensate for that.
Frankly, to sell that effect more I would create more realistic glass shattering and other added effects.
Lighten some of the elements withing the blast area that are close but not touching the effect, as these things will be lit up some by the explosion.
just some thoughts....
Animation & Visual Effects
Los Angeles Ca
Some extra charring around the edges of the door and window would be good. Google for some pictures of places after explosions. Look at how there is black streaks at places the flames escaped.
Also, putting in a little shake on the camera when the explosion hits is always a nice touch. Digitally is easier, since it means the flame, glass, etc. matches the motion perfectly. Nothing crazy, mind you, just a subtle, quick shake when the explosion first hits.
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