Falling Glitter Effects

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Falling Glitter Effects
Falling glitter can set a dramatic or exciting scene. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Falling glitter effects can create a wide variety of scenes and moods. For example, falling glitter can create a dramatic and exciting entrance for a musical artist or band, a soft, magical or unearthly scene for a photograph or movie and even spice up the text of your blog. It's bright and ethereal appearance is one appeal of falling glitter. It can also promote the idea of wealth and precious gems.

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Music and Theater Performances

Whether at a music festival or a large concert, the headlining band or artist of a musical performance may decide to make a dramatic or exciting entrance with falling glitter. Glitter falling from the ceiling sparkles and reflects the colours of the spotlights, creating a bright and dazzling scene. At a theatre or performing arts centre, a scene that takes place in heaven, under water or in outer space can be indicated with falling glitter. Glitter falling from the ceiling of a venue or performing arts centre is interactive and fun for the audience. To make glitter fall from the ceiling of a venue or your own home, you could use a mesh or plastic balloon drop kit. Balloon drop kits come with support tabs that you attach to the ceiling. They can be purchased online or at party stores and come in various sizes. Fill the large bag with glitter, attach it to the ceiling and pull the attached "rip cord" to open the bag when you want the glitter to fall.

Movies and Photographs

Falling glitter in a movie can create an ethereal effect. If in front of a dark background, falling glitter can also resemble stars, giving the effect of travelling through space in films. For example, falling glitter could emphasise that a character such as a fairy or elf had some type of magical powers. Tinkerbell, the fairy in the movie Peter Pan, was portrayed as flying with streams of glitter falling behind her. Star Trek used sliver falling glitter against a black background for space-travel scenes, because it resembled looking out the window of a mobile space ship as stars pass out of view. In photography, falling glitter can be used as a dramatic effect to emphasise certain colours or features. For example, a modern digital photograph may add falling red glitter to emphasise the red of a model's lips.

Blogs and Website Text

Falling glitter can also spice up the text or background of a blog. Types of blogs that might benefit from falling glitter effects include blogs about jewellery, where the glitter emphasises the gleam of gems and precious metals, blogs about magic and blogs about space, where falling glitter might resemble the twinkling of stars. You can often download and use glitter text and backgrounds for free. Some people use these effects for their profile on social networking sites such as Myspace.

Cursors

You can add the falling glitter effect to the cursor on your blog or social networking site using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). The effect can resemble fairy dust, diamonds or snow flakes. Falling glitter cursors are often used for fun and for the colourful, eye-catching effect. Using a sparkling cursor that creates a trail of falling glitter can prove interesting and enjoyable for blog readers.

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