In this Quick Tip tutorial, we are going to learn how to add a fake gun recoil from a rifle in post-production.
Imagine this scenario: filming is done and you’re nearing that looming deadline when you find out there is supposed to be gunfire in your b-roll shot. Adding the audio should be easy, but there’s no time for a reshoot, and the soldiers are not shot in a way that the muzzle flash would look realistic from their stationary arms.
What if I told you this is not only fixable without a reshoot, but also relatively easy? In this quick tip tutorial, we are going to learn how to add a fake gun recoil from a rifle in post-production. This technique applies to all software, but we will be using Adobe After Effects as a demonstration.
This Quick Tip tutorial features:
- How to create a fake gun recoil for a rifle in post-production.
- No additional plug-ins are needed.
- The effect can be performed in any VFX software (AE featured in this video).
ActionVFX Assets Used:
- Bullet Shells Vol. 2
- Muzzle Flashes Vol. 2
- Atmospheric Smoke & Fog Vol. 2
- Foreground Smoke & Fog
- Gun Smoke Vol. 2
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