Rich Young at ProVideo Coalition has compiled a massive list of resources for creating muzzle flashes in After Effects. While that’s pretty awesome on its own, I was pleased to see both Freddie Wong and Corridor Digital included in the list.
For those who don’t know, these are both big names in YouTube world. Fewer than 1% of YouTube videos crack 1 million views – both Corridor and Freddie do it repeatedly. This is the current breed of DV Rebel – those that not only create great content for no money, but who also promote, distribute, and profit from that content independent of the traditional media industry.
Now, a lot of people write off YouTube. Terrible videos, annotations popping up all over the place, comment sections highlighting the worst of humanity – all of that is true. But it’s also the second-largest search engine in the world, and with that comes a massive audience for your content.
Anyway, here’s how to make gunbangs: