thanks very much guys.
ep & Rick- no worries on the volume light, i've got that handled already. my main concern is more on the light intensity, the frequency, what happens to the area around the light hit, if there's anything i can use to help exadurate the look (flashing the screen white, etc etc).. you know, stuff like that
ndcv- thanks alot. i'll work with it more and see what i come up with. i looked through a shit load of movie trailers and found some night lightning hits at the beggining of the green mile. i'll try and match that reference i guess
thanks for the help folks.