Muzzle flash behind object
Hey - I'm trying to find a reference online of a video of a real muzzle flash - but ha ha ironically searching muzzle flash now just gives you either stock footage against black or green backgrounds or VFX tutorials, rather than a video of a pistol actually firing!
Basically, what would it look like if there was an object between the flash and the camera - so either someone fires a weapon behind someone, or the camera is in an OSS view of the firer - so that the firearm itself is actually in front of the flash.
Would I mask around the object, and then feather it to allow the flash to bleed around, would the flash still engulf the object (like a flare)? What would it actually look like ha ha!