I'm booked to shoot a wedding (video) and this is my first legit project that i'll be getting paid for and having complete creative control.
One key aspect that I plan to incorporate in my video of the wedding is the technique use at the end of blue valentine, I find it absolutely incredible:
'Blue Valentine' end credits - YouTube
(pictures hidden in dark and only brought to light as fireworks erupt across the screen revealing only parts of each pic)
I plan to get stock footage of both fireworks and a sparkler and replicate it to the best of my abilitites.
My question is what's the best way to go about pulling this off? I have more of a grasp of motion than I do AE so that's why I'm leaning towards it. Would it simply be a matter of fading in the pictures behind the fireworks and masking the out of focus bouqets?
It seems simple yet has an incredibly powerful effect when couple with the proper music.
Thx for anyone's help/suggestions/direction