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How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects

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James DaytonHow to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by on May 19, 2012 at 2:57:19 am

I was thrilled to figure out how to create an anamorphic lens flare in After Effects (which can be seen in the link below - it is the quick red flare)!







How to:

1: Create a new solid layer.
2: Apply a lens flare effect to the new solid from Effects and
Presets.
3: Place the "Flare Center" on top of the "Anchor Point" to line
up the various circles.
4: Apply a glow effect to the new solid from effects and presets.
5: Set the "Glow Dimensions" to Horizontal only (not horizontal
and vertical).
6: Increase the "Glow Threshold" to 100%.
7: Increase the "Glow Radius" to 1,000.
8: Increase the "Glow Intensity" to 5 or higher.
9: Apply a hue/saturation effect to the new solid from effects
and presets.
10: Under the hue/saturation effect click on the "small colorize
box".
11: Set your "Colorize Saturation" to 50.
12: Using "Colorize Hue" set the color of lens flare you want.
13: Finally, put he new solid in "Add Mode" so that it only
reveals the lens flare on top of your footage rather than the
entire solid.
14: Enjoy your J.J. Abrams-esque Videos.


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Perry KrollRe: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by on May 19, 2012 at 5:36:42 pm

You may also enjoy Optical Flares from Video Copilot. It's a pretty sweet lens flare plugin that lets you make almost any kind of flare you could imagine.


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Stephen SmithRe: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by on May 21, 2012 at 4:13:58 pm

Optical Flares rocks! I love that you can even add dirt to the lens when the flare hits it.

Stephen Smith
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James DaytonRe: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by on May 21, 2012 at 4:15:48 pm

For Real Man...post a link on here to a YouTube example. I'd love to see it.


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Stephen SmithRe: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by on May 21, 2012 at 4:23:27 pm

Here is a video I did with Optical Flares: https://vimeo.com/35776680

Here is a link to the product: https://www.videocopilot.net/products/opticalflares/

It is worth every penny.

Stephen Smith
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James DaytonRe: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by on May 21, 2012 at 4:34:20 pm

This is legit Brother, do you have a YouTube Channel to subscribe to?

You can subscribe to me here:







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Stephen SmithRe: How to Create an Anamorphic Lens Flare in After Effects
by on May 21, 2012 at 4:39:16 pm

James,
Thanks for the kind words. Here is my YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/lonepeakproductions

Stephen Smith
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