How to send someone flying without... sending... them flying...

HeySiri Posts: 386 Just Starting Out*

There's one scene in my short film where someone in the background is sent flying by a pulse grenade. They are out of focus and in the background, so the effect won't have to look perfect, but I need it to look like the talent is being sent flying back. I don't have cables or anything, but the actor can't just jump backwards, he's supposed to be sent a short distance back. How could I achieve this effect?


  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,288 Power User

    Mask out your actor on another layer. Animate the layer. Try searching YouTube for flying tutorials. Film Riot has a Superman takeoff that's important.

    But, yeah, any version of this effect is going to either film the actor on a greenscreen, key the actor then animate the layer, or it's just gonna mask around the actor and animate the layer.