View Full Version : Visual Effect: Air writing

04-23-2003, 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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04-23-2003, 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.


04-23-2003, 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!!

04-23-2003, 03:13 PM
that IS VERY cool.....tutorial!!!TUTORIAL!!!:p :thumbsup:

04-23-2003, 03:37 PM
i agree tut great stuff :beer:

04-23-2003, 04:48 PM
The crowd chants "Tut! Tut! Tut! Tut!" :beer:

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


04-23-2003, 04:54 PM

A tut would be nic indeed :p

04-23-2003, 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 (

04-23-2003, 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:


04-23-2003, 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:

04-24-2003, 07:48 PM
Absolutely excellent stuff there... nicely done and great tutorial :thumbsup:

04-25-2003, 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:

04-25-2003, 09:18 AM
nice nice nice....
what u use for that compositing..?

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