View Full Version : Visual Effect: Air writing

04 April 2003, 04:54 AM
This is my first effect work. It is a reproduction of the effect in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where Tom Riddle writes in the air. It was done in after effects. Any comments, questions, or especially feedback would be great. Thanks.

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04 April 2003, 06:24 AM
Very Cool! Everbody should check this out!

How? How did you do that? I was impressed enough by the first shot, the second blew me away. I'd been thinking about how to do an effect like this.


04 April 2003, 01:12 PM
Hey this is cool!!!!
Is it you writing there? You look a little like Harry Potter...

Can you do a tut about this?
I really like it!!!!:beer: :applause:

People check it out!!

04 April 2003, 03:13 PM
that IS VERY cool.....tutorial!!!TUTORIAL!!!:p :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 03:37 PM
i agree tut great stuff :beer:

04 April 2003, 04:48 PM
The crowd chants "Tut! Tut! Tut! Tut!" :beer:

Para los que hablan espanol "Tut! Tut! Tut! Tut!" :p


04 April 2003, 04:54 PM

A tut would be nic indeed :p

04 April 2003, 06:45 PM
Hi guys, I'm really glad you like it and quite surprised by the requests for a tutorial. I took some time and wrote one up, it is two pages and in Word format. If anyone needs another format I would be glad to help out. Thanks again.

Air Writing Tutorial (

04 April 2003, 07:28 PM
Awesome! :buttrock:

Thx for taking the time to write a tutorial and so quickly too. Props go to you and very nice job again! :thumbsup:


04 April 2003, 07:48 PM
Oh, and yeah it is me, and yes I have been told I look like Harry Potter, especially with my old glasses which were virtually identical to his. Too bad they didn't cast me instead, I'd work for less and they wouldn't have to worry about me going through puberty in the middle of the films! :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 07:48 PM
Absolutely excellent stuff there... nicely done and great tutorial :thumbsup:

04 April 2003, 07:16 AM
lol harry potter ( guy that plays him suxs )

thanks heaps for the tutorial really good one of the better writen ones out there:wavey:

04 April 2003, 09:18 AM
nice nice nice....
what u use for that compositing..?

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