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By Michael Park

November 10th, 2009

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Michael Park shows you how to create the Death Eater Apparition Effect, as seen in the "Harry Potter" films.


September 7th, 2012 at 9:45 pmCurtis Dart says:

Downloaded project files, Twice and AE says .mov file damaged (robed woman) any ideas?

September 2nd, 2011 at 2:36 amharrypotterfan says:

can i download this tutorial?

December 12th, 2010 at 1:48 pmmystic7 says:

The first time I did this tutorial I nailed it. I've since tried it 4 more times with no luck! The black particles always seem to drift off to the right at the starting point, and about half way through end up where they should be, in line with the "death eater". The "particle source" is where it should be. I can't understand why I can't get it now, when I got it as an absolute beginner a few months ago. Aggravating!!!

August 4th, 2010 at 5:43 amIsaac Masiga says:

Hi! I love your tutorial but could you kindly please make it downloadable so that it can be accessed offline. This is because where I am internet speed is really poor so I cannot be able to follow. Thanks

May 25th, 2010 at 3:38 amFurutan says:

I don't know about AE in this regard but if you have eight or nine color/level adjustment layers fighting each other like crazy, the image quality decreases dramatically. If memory serves, in this tutorial there are no less than four curves applied to the same art.
It also becomes a bear if you ever want to tweak the colors or repurpose the item. My advice is to get in the ballpark at the start and then tweak it at the end.

May 19th, 2010 at 3:51 amPhenya says:

hey guys, sorry for my bad english,i`m from russia))) Can you tell me how to create a dark smoke like in Apparition tutorial,but flying(something like in supernatural)???

March 16th, 2010 at 5:23 pmMichael says:

Great thanks a lot. If anyone wants to make this an auror apparate, just add a fill effect of pure white 100% opacity to the smoke layer. It looks great either way.

February 5th, 2010 at 4:28 amerwin beebopp says:

thanks for tutorials ,goooddddddd ok

January 10th, 2010 at 4:57 pmbill jackson says:

You are truly a ninja. I'm going to try to incorporate a similar piece into a job im working on.

January 7th, 2010 at 8:29 amDanny says:

Totaly agree with "Kurt",change the name of this tutorial to "Advanced Users","Expert Users Tutorial",or something like that,otherwise most people wont be able to use it fully!

November 18th, 2009 at 10:53 amKurt says:

It's a cool effect, but I feel this tutorial isn't too useful. He shows us how to do the things he does, but he doesn't explain why. Ex. He says change the light position to this instead of saying move the light to the side of your comp so it can shine on the particles.
More advanced users could figure it out but for beginners they're just learning the final effect.

November 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pmMichael Park says:

Hey everyone,
Thanks for the kind words. The fact that you guys are watching the tutorials and learning some stuff makes it all worth it. I'll try to answer your questions as best I can.
Steph: Sorry about that, I thought I included that. The clip is # 00135_001_04.
Ian: Thank you very much. You are now my favorite viewer!
Stephanie: I am sorry if it feels rushed. There was a bunch of material to cover and only so much time. You could do multiple hours on that scene and still not cover all of the settings and what they do. If you have any specific questions, post them here or you can post on the trapcode forum.
Everyone else: thanks for the encouragement. If Aharon will have me, I may come back for a repeat performance.
All my best,

November 15th, 2009 at 4:14 pmKelly says:

Awesome tutorial! Thanks you so much!

November 13th, 2009 at 9:17 amLoay Emad says:

Another Great tutorial
Thanks for sharing awesome knowledge

November 13th, 2009 at 1:52 amSteph says:

Can you tell us the clip number used at Allbetsareoff please ?

November 12th, 2009 at 10:14 pmIan Corey says:

This was a fantastic tutorial. Sharp, quick and to the point.
Michael is now my favorite tutorialist.
Thank you.

November 12th, 2009 at 2:13 amStephanie says:

Expelliarmus ! LOL
Aharon, from one geek to another you rock !
My only slight criticism about the tutorial is that Michael was talking rather fast and almost seemed to be slightly rushing through it.
That said, the content was awesome !

November 12th, 2009 at 2:12 amMishig says:

Thank yuo so much.

November 11th, 2009 at 10:58 pmGORANFX says:

thanks for tutorials ,

November 11th, 2009 at 10:49 pmGORANFX says:

thanks for tutorials ,

November 11th, 2009 at 4:54 pmDarkRoomFX says:

One of the most professional tutorials ever done.Nice Work!

November 11th, 2009 at 4:54 pmDarkRoomFX says:

One of the most professional tutorials ever done.Nice Work!

November 10th, 2009 at 7:37 amEric says:

Thank you! That's amazing! A technique I've been wondering about. Looks like it will definitely be worth upgrading to Particular 2!

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