This project was executed in a few hours during my Motion Graphics class at ITT.
It needs audio and more work, but demonstrates what we can do in one class.
The project file uses CC Particle World and duplicated comps set to Overlay blending mode, Fast Blurs, scales, etc. The point light flickers using a script. The photograph was shot by myself at an EAST Austin Studio Tour. The file was rendered to sequential Targas, imported back into After Effects, then re-rendered to QuickTime 100% PNG.