May 2, 2016 at 8:37PM

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Recreating muzzle flare using real light

I've been planning on a film which requires a shoot out scene maybe, and I've been thinking about this technique for a while now, I've seen some hollywood films do it and some low budget films, when they did it on hollywood they attached a small flash light on the end of the gun and then removed the flash light on post, I've been thinking if any of you knows a low budget way on how to do this technique, I'll be happy to listen.

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You could either get som stock muzzle flashes and attach them in post or, if the ending of the gun is not in the frame, you could use a lamp and light it shortly (close the circuit for a small part ot a second by putting the plug in and out).

May 7, 2016 at 5:22AM, Edited May 7, 5:22AM

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