Here is a breakdown from a cool music video called Super Nova by Marty Martin that shows some great insight to behind the scenes production. He integrated some real lens flares with a beta version of Optical Flares as well.
Freddie, is back with another hilarious video and you can see some very candid discussion on some of his clever After Effects work.
These guys are both talented and show that hard work and effort really makes a difference in the final result.
One of the many uses for a particle system plug-in like Particular is the ability ‘visualize’ music through the formation of particles. I’ve seen some amazing examples over the last few months and this is one of my experiments called Red Smoke.