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Looking to interview post production specialist about the Lens Flare filter and why its used.
Looking to interview post production specialist about the Lens Flare filter and why its used.
by Carl Elsaesser on Sep 27, 2017 at 11:49:29 pm

Hey Cow community,

I'm working on a short film project for my MFA that's looking at the use of lens flare filters in film. I was wondering if one you of you would be willing to do an interview over skype. I'm just curious to hear about how/why you decide to use the filter, what the effect your going for is and how you manipulate in a given shot.

Thanks in advance!
Carl


Re: Looking to interview post production specialist about the Lens Flare filter and why its used.
by Walter Soyka on Sep 29, 2017 at 1:27:49 am

Dave describes the use of lens flares as a design element. I think that gratuitous lens flares are certainly out of vogue right now, but subtle lens flares are still a useful tool for adding light or a sense of volume and realism to a design.

Lens flares are also valuable in compositing; if you're working new elements into a shot, it's important to be able to tie the shot together. Real lenses flare when there's a bright, visible light source in the shot, so compositing needs to include flares in those situations to feel real to the viewer.

Walter Soyka
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