This post is part of a series called Keying and Rotoscoping.
Use the "Advanced Lightning" effect to composite some electric arcs in your hand. Then using a blur to make the lightning glow, we'll add some light to the scene and use an expression to have the light flicker.
About Wren Weichman
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