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Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect

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In this video tutorial, Michael Park will demonstrate how to recreate the famous Lumos spell effect as seen in the Harry Potter films, using only the built in capabilities of After Effects.



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Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by teresa lim
thank you thank you thank you
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by Shawn Smith
Dear Michael,
Thanks for another nice tutorial. I really like the way you created the chroma-ring. I don't think it would have occurred to me to try that, but your solution was elegant, and my mind is already spinning on other ways to use the concepts you presented here. I always enjoy your tutorials, and this was another fine one in your collection. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with me.
Blessings,
Shawn Smith
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by Bill Tull
Special Thanks Michael Park!
The attention to detail in this tutorial exceeded my expectations I needed this info as presented,
I appreciated your clear, not so fast, explainations concerning all the stuff I don't want to elab about,
okay, making circular ring from the analogus mask cought me.
you are a master!
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by Cris McRae
Nicely explained tutorial. useful and gave good insight on using the Polar effect

Thanks
Cris is Bliss
C.I.B. Visual Productions/K3 Films
Rough Luxury Records
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by aaron knapik
great tutorial (: Thanks
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect.
by roy gokani
thank you excellent tutorial
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by Ray Acosta
Michael,

best regards. I really enjoy your tutorial. Easy and usefull.

Thanks.

Ray

Ray Acosta
New Media Designer
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by Robert Mangrobang
Thanks Mike, Finally got around to check out the video. Very cool indeed. Just in time to create a Halloween clip with the kids!
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by Rob Young
Well done....very nice work.
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by Michael De Greasley
Excllent - Can see many applications for this little gem 10/10 :)

Life is the ultimate dream :)
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by Mike Park
Rob,
You are welcome. Colorama, when used in conjunction with greyscale layers, can be pretty powerful and cool. For some psychedelic fun, make a solid layer, add and animate some fractal noise, then apply colorama. Instant 70s vibe.

Best,
Mike Park
Re: Creating the Harry Potter Lumos Effect
by Rob Mize
Michael...

Nicely done... Not only can I create the lumos effect now, but I picked up a few tips that will be helpful when applied to other situations. I think I finally understand colorama.

Many thanks...

Rob Mize


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