Smoke, Fire and Explosions in Adobe After Effects

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In this course, Christopher Kenworthy will show you how easy it is to create smoke, fire, and explosions using Adobe After Effects—without relying on third-party plugins. By learning some simple techniques and built-in filters, you'll be creating realistic-looking smoke, fire and explosions for your film footage in no time.  

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Introduction

01:40

1.Introduction
1 lesson, 01:40

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1.1
Introduction
01:40

2.Creating Smoke
4 lessons, 23:25

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2.1
Creating Wisps of Smoke in Adobe After Effects
06:00

2.2
Compositing Smoke with Video Footage
05:41

2.3
Rising and Billowing Smoke
06:19

2.4
Shooting Smoke Effects
05:25

3.Creating Fire in Adobe After Effects
4 lessons, 30:22

3.1
Basic Flame Effects
06:44

3.2
Shooting Fire Effects
06:00

3.3
Adding Fire to Shots
11:28

3.4
Completing Shots With Glows
06:10

4.Setting Up Explosions
4 lessons, 21:12

4.1
Explosive Fire
04:10

4.2
Setting Up Explosions
04:32

4.3
Modifying The Explosion
04:33

4.4
Creating Flying Debris
07:57

5.Completing The Explosion
3 lessons, 27:19

5.1
Mixing Debris with Fire and Smoke
13:37

5.2
Adding 3D Debris
07:39

5.3
Flashes and Damage
06:03

6.Conclusion
1 lesson, 00:44

6.1
Conclusion
00:44


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Lessons:
17
Length:
1.7 hours
Christopher Kenworthy (born 1968) is an Australian writer and former film director. He is the author of two novels, The Winter Inside and The Quality of Light for Serpent's Tail, along with a short story collection, Will You Hold Me? and the chapbook Sullom Hill. His fiction has been widely praised by authors such as Michael Moorcock, and anthologised in books such as The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Born in Preston, England, he moved to Australia in 1997 and began a directing career which lasted until 2013. His Master Shots books are best-sellers for Michael Wiese Books. He is the director of The Sculptor. He won the Award For Directing (WA Screen Awards) in 2007. He directed many music videos, including Dreaming Light for Anathema (band).
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