Is it possible to use real fire and smoke to create realistic special effects?

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Is it possible to use real fire and smoke to create realistic special effects? #1725
Thank you, this is very helpful :)

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Is it possible to use real fire and smoke to create realistic special effects? #1724
Hey Dhilly, it definitely is possible to use real smoke, fire and even explosions using things like fireworks in stop motion. The way it is usually done is by filming those things against a black background. Then keying out the black so only the light is able to come through in the shot. It's the same process used in green screen, but of course you'll need to use some editing software. That way you can overlay the live action onto the animation you've made.

If you want to do it in a safe way there are free stock videos you can grab over here: www.pexels.com/search/videos/explosion/

You can also use programs like Blender to create those effects. This is a video tutorial on how to do it:

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Is it possible to use real fire and smoke to create realistic special effects? #1723
For some scenes in a stop motion movie I’m working on, I was thinking it would be cool to use (small) real fire and smoke to create special effects. But is there a safe way to do this, or are you better off using digital effects?

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