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Spencer Payton
J.J Abrams Lens Flare
on Nov 27, 2011 at 1:53:42 am

I was wondering what thread to post this on but I figured this would work. I'm wondering how to achieve that blue-ish lens flare from Star Trek and Super 8. I have other software such as Motion, Flash, Blender and many other softwares.

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Spencer


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Shane Ross
Re: J.J Abrams Lens Flare
on Nov 27, 2011 at 4:19:42 am

This is all done in camera, at least in his films. All light pointed at the lens.

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Kevin Camin
Re: J.J Abrams Lens Flare
on Nov 27, 2011 at 12:48:49 pm

Check out Video Copilot's Optical Flare Plug-in:

http://www.videocopilot.net/products/opticalflares/

Video Copilot guy is buddies with JJ Abrams and despite what Abrams says about the flares being natural I don't think they are. They are too stylized and choreographed. He more than likely used that plug-in or something like it.

For this plug-in, you need Adobe After Effects though.

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Kevin Camin


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Neil Patience
Re: J.J Abrams Lens Flare
on Nov 27, 2011 at 7:49:39 pm

Check out Sapphire 6 there is a fully working trial download - I think it lasts for 2 weeks or so.

https://info.genarts.com/Sapphire-Visual-Effects-Plugins-Trial-Overview.htm...

The new version offers a hugely customisable lens flare - with a new comprehensive editor specifically for customising lens flare effects.

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Joseph Hung
Re: J.J Abrams Lens Flare
on Nov 27, 2011 at 8:54:50 pm

Yeah, some of them might be on camera, but I think most of it was done in post. I like using Knoll Light Factory from Red Giant, it's pretty sweet. I heard that the foundation of this plug in was used on Star Trek (prob tweaked to be specific to the movie), and the guy John Knoll, was the effects guy. Pricey, but worth it.

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Neil Patience
Re: J.J Abrams Lens Flare
on Nov 27, 2011 at 10:42:30 pm

Might be of interest to you although you may well have seen this







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Joseph Hung
Re: J.J Abrams Lens Flare
on Nov 27, 2011 at 11:25:24 pm

Nice I never saw that. Cool to see it was equal parts, optically on lens as well as in post for shots they didn't have control to add it on set, such as CG. I couldn't find what anamorphic lenses they were using, that would be nice to know.

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Neil Patience
Re: J.J Abrams Lens Flare
on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:10:11 pm

I am not 100% sure but that looks like a Panavision lens so I am guessing something like these.

http://www.panavision.com/content/primo-anamorphic-primes

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