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#1 Vedran Rupich

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:57 PM

I was thinking the other day,
if one uses a 3x4 dino as a backlight visible, and hitting the camera directly,
what kind of lens flare can one expect. Of course this is a lens issue as well,
but I just wanna get the overall feel, I mean, the multiple lightsources cannot generate multiple lens
flares can they?
I am very curious to know, and if someone can point me to a clip where it is seen it would be great.

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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:08 PM

They're not dinos, but you can see in this frame grab from Akeelah and the Bee (courtesy David Mullen's website" a pretty extreme example of deliberate lens flares in an anamorphic lens.

http://www.davidmull...om/akeelah6.jpg

I would imagine coming from a dino there would be even more streaks from lens flare.

Edited by Jonathan Bowerbank, 21 January 2008 - 09:08 PM.

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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:17 PM

This one shows you an anamorphic flare from a Dino:

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Even without an anamorphic lens, you would get a flare from individual bulbs if you were close enough -- far away, it becomes one big light. So the large unit creates sort of a smeared flare from the side hitting the edge of the frame.
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#4 Ken Minehan

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:12 AM

Hi David, Just wandering what lights did you use to give the frontal fill for the people in the audience. Seems like a very even ambient fill, lighting up a large area. Was the lights in shot all you used for the kicker?
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#5 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:24 AM

Some flares from multiple sources:
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It really depends on the lens, this was a digital still from a lower-end Nikon lens, the actual video was shot with a Zeiss Digizoom that had virtually no flaring, which was amazing to me.

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#6 Vedran Rupich

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:38 AM

Thanks everyone. I get the hang of it now I think.
Mr. David Mullen, that is exactly the look I am after, anamorphic flares sure look good.

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#7 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:33 PM

Hi David, Just wandering what lights did you use to give the frontal fill for the people in the audience. Seems like a very even ambient fill, lighting up a large area. Was the lights in shot all you used for the kicker?
ken


The Hollywood Palladium has a small truss system above the audience and stage, plus balconies on each side. The audience was side-lit from the balconies with 9-lights. Akeelah had tungsten PAR's hitting her from the overhead truss.
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