» Posts Tagged ‘lensflares’

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Anamorphic fishing lineWe talk a lot about shooting anamorphic here at NFS. With its unique aesthetic, including horizontal lens flares and oval bokehs, it’s no wonder why so many indie filmmakers are wanting to get their hands on these awesome, albeit expensive lenses and adapters. And because the price tag causes most of us to miss out, we have to get creative to achieve at least a portion of what anamorphic lenses provide. Here’s a DIY tutorial that shows you how to use fishing line to produce horizontal lens flares with a similar look to those made while shooting anamorphic. More »

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Sick of lens flares yet? Well apparently people are still catching up, and small companies like Dog Schidt Optiks seem to be able to continue to find a market for themselves. If the name doesn’t do it for you, maybe the lenses will. Dog Schidt is a small company out of England making niche lenses aimed towards photographers and video shooters who want to add some unique character to their images. Boasting sharpness, interesting lens artifacts, and a working process that promises “no two lenses are the same,” jump through for a video and more info: More »

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I caught the 7D-shot French short USB Dream at HDSLR Shooter today. Note that its appearance here is not an endorsement of any kind — the fight scenes are laughable and there is a totally gratuitous stairway jump at the end that had me palming my forehead. But as I don’t speak French, I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt — maybe the dialogue is amazing? Anyway, the reason I’ve posted the short here at NoFilmSchool is to talk about lens flares — specifically, the software emulation of lens flares. More »