In Fairytale Lighting in After Effects (below), the prolific Harry Frank shows you how to “how to take a regular, run-of-the-mill shot and turn it into something beautiful and moody, straight out of a fairytale. You’ll learn how to set up a down-and-dirty 3D track, add volumetric light and dust to a live action shot, and then finish it with some simulated camera lens blur.”
- Tilt-shift blurring alternatives to MB Looks can be found at AE Portal.
- Replacing Shine will require a bit of extra work with the built-in Light Burst effect; Harry’s previous tip and an alternative can be found in 3D volumetric lights with Shine or Lightburst.
- Dust particles can be generated with AE’s built-in tools; Eran Stern offers a free project that creates floating dust using CC Particle World. Additional perspective can be found in ‘Light Transmission’ + ‘Natural Light Effects’ by Trish and Chris Meyer and Steve Holmes’ Artbeats podcasts summarized.