WIP - After Effects Disintegration Effect, Animated Sequence


Hi everyone,
I’m new to this forum and I’m an university student studying computer animation. For a little while now I’ve been working on an animated sequence using After Effects, Red Giant Trapcode Particles plug-in to create a disintegration effect. I feel that my animation is letting the entire sequence down and I would love to improve on it. If anyone has advice/feedback/critique please let me know:)

VFX Disintegration