Hi guys! I'm currently making an AMV (a music video done with anime), and wanted to replicate the effect from the cold play video "viva la vida" [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgZkm1xWPE"]Youtube Link[/url] (It's from 3:49 to the end) I just have a character's upper body and wanted it to evaporate into petals (or something similar).
I found a tutorial that is very close, but uses a solitary image and very bad "petals." ([url="http://ae.tutsplus.com/tutorials/vfx/design-a-breathtaking-body-shatter-effect/"]Tutorial Link[/url])
I would like to replicate this effect in 2D (because i'm using anime), but still have a nice petal-ish particle shatter with moving footage of my character. I've taken a 5 second clip, masked-out the background from every frame, and will be placing the remaining character top of more footage in FCP. The background will be transparent for the "petal character".
Can anyone help me out or point me in the right direction?