I am posting the video on youtube. Keep in mind the blast needs a bunch of tweaking. It shoots all over the freaking place and I've been trying to adjust a canned one (the Halo Tank Blast, I believe it is under presets). I seem to always have difficulty getting direction right.
If you stop at the 4 and 7 second mark, you can see the wall to the right. You will see it doesn't show much, which was intentional in order to have less to deal with on the hole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLPUKzZFxsM
I actually cropped it to show even less but ideally, if the hole can cover up the wooden door edge you see and then sort of go jagged outward a tad to show that side of the hole, it would be fine. I think you will find it easy when you see it.
I will have to send a hi-def still later but to give you an idea.
Let me know where to send it. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
spydurhank wrote:Well... you said your shot was static right? No camera movement?
You could easily make a matte painting of a "hole after an explosion" as long as you also have a picture in the same camera angle of what's on the other side of your wall, Behind it that is. That way it'll look better when you composite your live action footage together.
Try and post a pic of your brick wall and whatever is behind it... high res if you can. I'll see what I can come up with and it shouldn't take too long. Maybe 15 to 30 minutes at the most.