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Old December 5th, 2010, 09:01 AM   #1
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FLickering light/lightning etc

Hello.

I am using sony vegas/AE and i am looking for a plugin that would give me a horror film look as if somewere near has struck lightning.

YouTube - Flickering lightning skies Heres a basic idea, of it, i could find.

I saw a advertisement clip for this kind of plugin a month ago, but now i have forgoten where i'v seen it.

I am making a music video and i would also need a pulsating light for beat transitions. Do i do that with spliting the clip on the beat and applying a soft flash to that part? Or there is a plugin to do so?



YouTube - St1m ? ???? (OST "???????? ?????")

Here is a rather poor example of the pulsating light i want to achieve . Starts from 0:20-0:22.




Replies much apreciated :)
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Old December 5th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #2
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Try using short solid white clips on a track above clips. fade in and out. Lower opacity to soften it. Maybe even add Blurred Border.

There is a "Flash" Transition as well.

Good luck.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 11:13 AM   #3
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I googled "lightning effect after effects" and I found some tutorials...also take a look a digital juice's website, they might have something as well.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #4
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Il explore these methods guys. Thank you.

But about those plugins, if you can provide links to the psecific one, would make things lot easyer for me.

I did watch many many Advertisement videos on Red giant side/adobe/Video Copilot products, but didnt find the ones im looking for.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 02:30 AM   #5
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Flickering : YouTube - Light it up with NewBlue Light Effects

Lightning: YouTube - NewBlue Lightning - Shock your Audiences!

Here are a couple of tutorials I did for NewBlue. I think they cover the effects you're looking for.

I have to disclose that although I am not an employee for NewBlue I am paid to write these short tutorials.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:16 PM   #6
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Hohoooo.

Well defenetly looks similar to what i had in mind.

Thanks :D
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Old December 7th, 2010, 06:23 AM   #7
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The NewBlue flickering light seams to cover the Lightning part, and quite well so far. :)


But i cant get the Transition i wanted. I tryed what Michael sugested, and it seams as the stock Flash transition. There fore wont do, cause the flash totaly overrides the video.


The effect im looking for is like a short burst of light on the transition so that i can still see the video in background.

With flickering light i cant get that on a specific part of vid. :/


And Stock "soft flash" transition overrides the video aswell. :(



YouTube - St1m ? ???? (OST "???????? ?????")

Here is a rather poor example of the pulsating light i want to achieve in specific parts of the vid. As a individual burst of light . Starts from 0:20-0:22.

Still looking for sugestions .
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Old December 7th, 2010, 06:26 AM   #8
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How about adding a track above and putting the flash transition on that with the track opacity reduced?

EDIT (ah, as Michael already suggested)
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Old December 7th, 2010, 06:28 AM   #9
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I would be inclined to try out the many glow effects available. Use extreme settings.
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Old December 7th, 2010, 10:05 AM   #10
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How about adding a track above and putting the flash transition on that with the track opacity reduced?

EDIT (ah, as Michael already suggested)
Adding a Video track above my main track . Then addint a Flash to the above track/reducing opacity and then syncing both transitions?

Hmm, il have to experiment, not sure how u ment it .
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Old December 7th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #11
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To be honest I'm now thinking that the glow effects would serve you better.
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