May 7, 2015 at 12:17AM


Practical Muzzle Flash and Gun Smoke Effect

I'm going to be working on a short film in the next month which features a pretty intense gunfight. The whole aesthetic of the film is gritty, hard, and tangible, and given all this, using digital muzzle flash FX would look out of place. And let's face it, they always look fake.

So I wanna ask if anyone has any knowledge on performing this effect practically? It's been done for ages, and is still done in films all the time, yet I'm having trouble finding any information on it.

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