I have started a new short and need to have laser blasts hit 'something'. I'm no storyteller and any little video I put together is always just a vehicle for trying some new VFX techniques - meaning, it doesn't really matter what the laser blasts hit since it's all good practice - so long as it looks pretty effective.
Am I right in saying it will be easier to introduce a 3D model (from TurboSquid) rather than try to part destroy a building via background footage? Because that way, a model will have a mesh to manipulate and a 'background plate' won't have, right? The background footage is at a park - so I can introduce an outbuilding 3D model or similar. I hear about fracturing, particles, trapcode etc. What would your approach be on this one, Tobias?
I hope I haven't been too vague here and that you undertsand what I'm trying to convey! I post this because I know you have been inviting questions from video making folk.