I am trying to create this effect from the Zorro intro.
I cannot figure out how to rip the video on the top layer to reveal the video underneath. I tried using masks but can't figure out how to reveal in a way that is similar to the "linear wipe" effect. I'm not worried about the glowing effect specifically, but more in the cutting through the video to reveal the new scene.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
There are a multitude of ways to do this.
One way would be to animate a shape layer or a mask on a solid layer, use the roughen edges effect on it to add some detail and then use that as a track matte. Track mattes explained here: After Effects Help | Alpha channels, masks, and mattes