Sparky the explosion

When you’re compositing you become intimately familiar with the footage you’re working with. There is an explosion I used which I renamed “Sparky” so I could find it better in my collection. I’ve become familiar with Sparky’s signature, the way it moves, how long it is etc. Sparky is clearly the best, has a nice little spark shower, but not too much. In the explosion world Sparky has class.

Apparently others think so too. I’ve seen Sparky in three blockbuster movies so far: Machete, Battle: Los Angeles and another that I can’t think of right now. I’m not looking for Sparky but all of a sudden there it is. If there ever were an award for explosions Sparky would win hands down.

Here is a screen from Machete along with Sparky in its raw form:


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