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Dan TurnerFlashlight/Torch/Flickering Light
by on Apr 7, 2010 at 2:13:58 pm

Ok, apologies if this has already been covered (I did a lot of searching but couldn't find the right answer), I also wanted to do it in FCP, and I've worked out ways to do it fairly basically, but AE might be a much better option.

I'd basically light to use a simple effect where there is 2 layers of the same clip, the background one flickering in time with the music (probably using opacity) and the top layer is a roaming vignetted spotlight effect, like someone shining a flashlight over it (the same clip as the layer underneath)...

Can anyone suggest the best way to do these? Preferably a way to automate the flickering... does AE have sound reactive settings? Also I know Lux does a similar effect to the flashlight right?

Thanks a lot.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Flashlight/Torch/Flickering Light
by on Apr 7, 2010 at 3:57:15 pm

Hey, if you know about Lux, you probably also know about SOUNDKEYS, don't you?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Todd KoprivaRe: Flashlight/Torch/Flickering Light
by on Apr 7, 2010 at 10:33:18 pm

There's information on this page about using audio to drive animations.

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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