I made this after watching one of maltaannon's tutorials found here: maltaannon.com/articles/after-effects/particle-playground-on-fire/

Original video (vimeo.com/2208362) by Mike Benson vimeo.com/mikebenson

After Effects CS4

The cool thing about this effect is there isnt really any keyframing as long as your subject is the only thing on screen moving. In this case i just had to use a mask to cut out the trees, which didnt take long at all.

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