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#1 Arni Heimir

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:36 PM

does anyone know what filter is causing this flare effect?

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:45 PM

The link doesn't work.
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#3 John Thomas

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:35 PM

Anamorphic lens
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#4 David Venhaus

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:49 PM

There maybe more then one way to do it but I have used a filter called a "Vari Cross" that can cause flares like that. It is basically a star-cross filter except that the flare angles are adjustable. Setting both angles horizontal will produce an effect like that.

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#5 Mark Bliss

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 11:42 PM

hi

Vantage Film have produced a filter called Blue Vision which produces the blue horizontal flare, I used it on a recent shoot, works a treat.

go to http://www.vantagefilm.com/ and follow the equipment link through to filters, click on Blue-Vision and see the samples

regards

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#6 David Schatz

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:24 PM

If what you are talking about is the horizontal lens flare, that would be a streak filter. Personally I've used 4x5 3m Streak filters to do the same thing. Try asking a camera shop for streak filters and that should be a start.
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#7 David Ghast

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:49 AM

This effect is produced by shooting directly at a light source with a 3chip CCD camera, though i forget if the effect only vertical or not.
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#8 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:54 AM

Now that the photo is posted, that's a streak filter faking an anamorphic lens flare. Otherwise the reddish ring flare around the light would have been flattened horizontally once the image was expanded by 2X to look normal (if shot anamorphic.)
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#9 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:34 AM

With todays possibilities in postpro I wouldn't shoot such a thing in camera but leave it up to Knoll or whatever plugin.
If you combine filters this looks extremely realistic. Flares in camera have other side effects you might not want that the plug-in flares do not have.
All of the following are fake lensflares added in postpro. The shots look great because their light sources were tracked and some parameters were animated on the overlying flare effect.

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#10 Keylight

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:26 AM

does anyone know what filter is causing this flare effect?

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Could be anamorphic lens or it could be the Vantage Blue Streak - an insanely expensive filter made by an outfit in germany that can also be accomplished with a BLue Streak from The Filter Gallery in New York for about $450 for a PV size. See below. Frame grabs from Human Target

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#11 Kemalettin Sert

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 11:54 AM

isnt it optical flares plugin on ae?
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#12 Harry Capota

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:46 AM

With todays possibilities in postpro I wouldn't shoot such a thing in camera but leave it up to Knoll or whatever plugin.
If you combine filters this looks extremely realistic. Flares in camera have other side effects you might not want that the plug-in flares do not have.
All of the following are fake lensflares added in postpro. The shots look great because their light sources were tracked and some parameters were animated on the overlying flare effect.



I disagree it can be done in post, and these samples do not look great to me, sorry
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#13 Jenna Whitney

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:11 AM

Is this at all similar to lens flares in Punch-Drunk Love? Posted Image
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#14 Drew Maw

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:53 PM

Magic Bullet Looks has a fast and easy way of doing streaks in post. And, you can change the color of the streak, if blue doesn't suit your fancy.
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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:20 PM

That is a frame from the Fox action series I shot, Human Target. The filter was the very first prototype of the Filter Gallery's BLUE STREAK . The show was supposed to look like a big action movie and I had fun using them - sometimes over using them in season one but the show runner who took over in season 2 hated them and put the kibosh on their use. 


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#16 Jeremy Parsons

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

Schneider makes a series of streaking filters that are available in different colors.

 

Schneider also has a "lending library" of their filters for testing purposes. So if you want to check them out for yourself, you can do so at no cost. You may have to pick them up in person. Just contact Schneider directly to find out. 

 

Also, I agree with Harry Capota; a flare, or ANY filter, does not have the same effect in post as it does in camera. Analog filters affect objects the scene differently according to their placement in relation to the light and their distance from the camera.  These subtle changes are not easily replicated  in post.


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#17 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 08:21 PM

Also, an operator can frame a shot and move a camera to bring a flare into and out of the shot creatively as needed, moves he might not do if the flare is added later in post.


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