How to create lightning in animation! (Disney special effects breakdown: old-school technique)

How to create lightning in animation! (Disney special effects breakdown: old-school technique)

A quick 2 min. video where I break down how Disney tricks you into seeing something that isn’t there using special optical effects!

I’m trying to do some new things on my YouTube channel to fill in the gaps between my flagship Video Essays…

I figured why not share something I have a passion for: the magic that goes into making our movie dreams a reality! It’s a little more educational then my usual content, but still really fun, so be prepared for that! I don’t know how people will react to shorter educational content like this, but there’s no harm in giving it a try!

It’s DIY technique for creating a lightning effect in your own movie, based on the way the old masters accomplished it! I love the fascinating work that goes on behind-the-scenes of all these famous movies, so I thought that exploring the unique special effects of hand-drawn animation in a bite-size format that makes it easy to understand might be fun! Maybe you’ll even learn how to do it yourself! 🙂

Why Beauty and the Beast is a Disney Masterpiece (Video Essay)

FeaturedWhy Beauty and the Beast is a Disney Masterpiece (Video Essay)

I spent the last three months painstakingly editing this video…It’s the last episode of Season 1 of my Masterpiece Series. I will soon be releasing the original scripts I wrote for these videos, as well as exclusive content (including fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes), exclusively on this website! 🙂 Don’t worry, as always, whether it’s on YouTube or here, my content will continue to be free for all to view!