In this video we look at how to add a muzzle flash in Avid Media Composer using Alpha Channel clips to create a realistic gun shot effect. We also cover some other basics of Alpha Channel clips, and where to get free muzzle flashes and sounds. Then we have a few funny examples (COP DRAMA Commercials) of what you could do with a green screen, muzzle flashes, alpha channels, and sound in Avid Media Composer.
We are using Media Composer 8.5.1 on Windows 10 in this video.
IMPORTANT! We are using a prop gun. Please do not use a real gun for your scene. Even a gun loaded with blanks can be dangerous, and should only be used with proper training and safety procedures. If you are filming in public, alert the proper authorities, obtain any permits, and don’t be an idiot!
The footage we overlay our muzzle flashes on is keyed out green screen footage, but this is not necessary. You can record your footage on location without a green screen and still use alpha channel muzzle flash clips.
Be sure to watch the other videos in this series for more about green screens and muzzle flashes.
Links mentioned in video
Be sure to check out Soundly and watch my full review of it here