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Simple Squib (gun wound)

I was wondering if there was a simple way to make a squib to imitate gun wounds without having explosives in an actors shirt.
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How can I make an actor cry?

In a film I am making I need and actor to start crying, but I cant think of how I am going to do that without actually making them sad. One thing I have heard is that there are eye drops you can ...
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How to create a ragdoll effect on a human?

I make an action(combat) short-length film and I use After Effects and 3DS MAX to edit it. I want to make a battle scene where the one guy hits another guy and the second one is thrown away like a ...
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How did they make the nice moving shots in this video?

https://prismic.io/ - has a very nice explainer video and I was wondering how they made the nice "tilted" sliding effect on the screencast video? Also... how are they making the video being focused on ...
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How to achieve the short particle bursts in this gif?

I've tried to create the short bursts similar to this gif but I can't seem to get the exact effect. I'm using particle world in after effects. Another problem I'm running into is the texture has some ...
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What software and technique would I use to achieve this effect?

How would I achieve the digital distortion effect seen in this David Bowie video from 6:20 to 7:10? Is there a term for this effect to help guide future searches? Can't embed the video, so here's a ...
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How to make a fake 3d effect (The Matrix 3d rotation style) from 2 video sources?

I have two sources from differents points of view of the same scene. I'd like to start the video from one camera, stop it, and make a rotation to the second source just like a famous The Matrix scene. ...
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How to produce a “broken gif” effect - video example [duplicate]

I am interested in gathering opinons on the best way to create an effect very similar to what might be termed "Broken gif". In this effect the last still shot of the previous scene is used as the ...
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How could I make a map zoom in effect?

I'm the only one that knows how to use a computer in the family and so I've been asked to produce a video for a wedding. One of the main requirements for the video is that a map location must be ...
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Glitch effect won't work

I'm learning After Effects from scratch so sorry if this is obvious but whenever I try to make one part of an image 'glitch' I create a section of the image and place it in the middle but when I press ...
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Creating a sith lightning effect

How do you create a sith lightning effect? I am getting into special effects, and was wondering how you do this. I have FCE 4 & 3.5. I'd rather not have to use a different program, but...