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  • Jonnie Lewis

    January 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I’m sure this is a ridiculously basic question, but it’s something I’ve been wondering about for a while now!

    I see a lot of videos where people add what I can only describe as “colour bursts”, where bright colours are overlayed over the top of video footage and fade into one another.

    If you check out this video (https://vimeo.com/33297707) at 41 seconds you’ll see what I mean, I’m not sure what it is that they’re doing to achieve the effect!

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

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  • Walter Soyka

    January 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    These are called light leaks — and the effect is what happened when light leaked into a camera and accidentally exposed the film.

    You could build and animate your own, or you could purchase stock footage of light leaks from a site like Artbeats and composite it into your project.

    Walter Soyka
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  • Michael Szalapski

    January 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I can’t see the video you’ve linked due to restrictions on the network where I work, but from your description, it sounds like light leaks or a film flash.
    Easiest solution is to buy something like Film Clutter from Artbeats or something similar from another stock footage site and overlay it.

    Here are some tutorials for alternate ways:
    https://library.creativecow.net/articles/stern_eran/MarkersLeaks.php
    https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/Film_Flash.php
    https://www.redgiantsoftware.com/videos/quicktips/item/180/
    And here’s a tip from Roland:

    “I find the Light parameter in Shatter pretty awesome for such effects. Unlike Levels (keyframed and applied to an Adjustment Layer), which is another popular method, Shatter’s Light property has color AND direction. The direction property makes the effect so much more effective.
    Of course you will want to switch off Shatter’s primary properties so that shattering doesn’t occur.” – Roland R. Kahlenberg

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  • Michael Szalapski

    January 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Gah! 22 seconds faster!

    – The Great Szalam
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    No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons were mildly inconvenienced.

  • Walter Soyka

    January 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    [Michael Szalapski] “Gah! 22 seconds faster!”

    But significantly less detailed! You posted some very helpful links.

    Walter Soyka
    Principal & Designer at Keen Live
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    RenderBreak Blog – What I’m thinking when my workstation’s thinking
    Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events

  • Jonnie Lewis

    January 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Great, thank you!

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