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Mastering Adobe Premier Pro CS6 HOTSHOt by Paul Ekert

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Adding muzzle flashes and laser beams

In this next section, you will add some real-world muzzle flashes to the pistol and rifle, and also a pre-composited laser beam effect created in After Effects . Both of these effects replace the ones you created in Project 5, enhancing the overall look of this project.

Engage Thrusters

Add a muzzle flash and a laser beam to your Timeline by following these steps:

  1. Use any of the keyboard shortcuts to set the Project panel as active, then open the Video bin, and locate the LaserBeam_1.avi clip. Move the Timeline indicator to the point where the laser should fire (around 28;11).
  2. Drag-and-drop the LaserBeam_1.avi clip from the Project panel onto Video 4. The clip lasts a little too long, rather than trim it; press ...

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