Number 46 of my #100videoclips project is an experiment in After Effects, almost entirely thanks to an excellent tutorial by SurfacedStudio. (See below.)

The creator of this channel has many great tutorials — great in that they explain things more effectively, precisely and more entertainingly than most tutorials that I’ve seen. (If I were to make tutorials, I’d want them to be this good.)

I did make one small addition to his instructions, and that was to add a small gleam in my eyes as a reflection of the fire. Otherwise, I followed it almost exactly. He has a lot of great tips to take it beyond just a basic hack.