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Nick JossendalLens Flare Text Puzzle
by on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:11:04 pm

A couple years ago I created a spec spot for a client that didn't pan out. Lo and behold a current client would like the spot but I lost the project file.

I'm trying to recreate it but can not figure out how I made this one effect:

I know its just the default AE Lens Flare but I can not recreate it interacting with the text. It seems like a combo of luma matte and add blending mode but I can't get it to look right. Specifically the text being blurred and the lens flare shifting the red background to orange.

Any thoughts?

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Lens Flare Text Puzzle
by on Feb 22, 2013 at 8:42:17 am

Did you have a light (Spot) linked with the position of the flare as well maybe?
Also, the flare could be applied on an Adjustment Layer on top of everything.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Darby EdelenRe: Lens Flare Text Puzzle
by on Feb 23, 2013 at 1:04:30 am

I can't really tell from the still, but if I were approaching this I'd create the background, text and flare separately and comp them together.

Background looks like a combination of gradient elements and possibly a 3D floor plane.

Text looks like it's got a gradient as well, possibly a spot light illuminating it.

The flare looks like it's just comp'd in on top of everything. Apply it to a black solid and set it to Screen or Add if you prefer the overblown look.

Darby Edelen

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