How to create a camera flash in After Effects

Introduction

In this tutorials it shows you how to create a camera flashes in After Effects. You see them on the TV when there is a celebrity and photographers snapping away!

Quick steps

  1. Import file in to a new composition
  2. Make a new black solid and add a lens flare effect
  3. Change the lens flare to 105mm prime and animate the flare brightness and change blend
  4. Duplicate layer as many times as you need and offset time

Improvements

  • Use video instead of an image
  • Add a flash noise