Hello, thank you all for your suggestions. Firstly, The shot of Finn recieving the blast wasnt created there. However, I just whipped up a quick “proof-of-concept” of Finn a actually getting hit with the lightning, albeit it looks alot more deadly, overkill and less “subtle”.
The sound effect was from YouTube and I just did a right-left pan to sonically flow with the visuals a bit more. I completely cut out the wide shot of him flying back and left the last shot unfinished (since I’m too lazy to edit it now, but I’ll finish this shot sometime tommorrow) but also since I’m not so sure as to how to structure the shot.
I don’t really know how to make it subtler, so any help is appreciated! https://streamable.com/gyj6k2
SIDENOTE: I edited the shot with 16-bit colorspace, but the one being uploaded to streamable seems to have completely clipped the highlights and shadows so I don’t know what’s up with that.
Wow, excellent work. It does feel a little powerful. I wonder if the compression is part of it, blowing out the highlights a bit. I think you did a great job with the lens effects but perhaps turning down the light leaks a tad could reduce the seeming power of it. My only other thought is, I know it’s a brief shot, but when it hits Finn if it only connects for a few frames and then the beam recedes into him, rather than how right now it continuously attacks him through the end of the shot.