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#1 Oliver Ojeil

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:58 AM

I'd like to know how was the flare effect achieved in Usher's video. It seemed that every time a moving head hit the lens, a nice horizontal flare beamed through. Is it post or an on set effect?

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#2 K Borowski

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:23 AM

I don't know as I haven't seen the video, but possibly with a lens filter, possibly in post.

Could someone please move this to the "On Screen" forum? I think that'd be the most appropriate spot for it, or maybe in "Lenses and accessories". . .
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#3 John Holland

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:48 AM

Just found it on You tube its shot anamorphic thats the flares you get when you shoot with lights straight down the lens.
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#4 Oliver Ojeil

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:08 PM

Hey John, I think there is something a little bit more to it than just a light shooting straight to the lens. Usually the flares aren't as dramatic and visual.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:21 PM

Oliver , i dont think its anymore than what i said .
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:56 PM

Hey John, I think there is something a little bit more to it than just a light shooting straight to the lens. Usually the flares aren't as dramatic and visual.


I think it's just usual anamorphic flare, like John said. The anamorphic element in front is that makes the horizontal flare.
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#7 K Borowski

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:09 PM

Just found it on You tube its shot anamorphic thats the flares you get when you shoot with lights straight down the lens.


Couldn't have been John. There have been some definitive statements made here that no music videos have the budget to shoot on 35mm anymore, so it must be true since it was posted on these fora :rolleyes:
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#8 Andreas Wood

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:59 PM

Hey, fist time posting on this forum. So, ummm.... please be gentle. :P

No budget for 35mm? Right (you were kidding weren't you?).

While I have no personal knowledge of what they used on the Usher shoot I have worked with this filter in the past and achieved similar results:

http://www.vantagefi...quipment_24.pdf

Quite pricey as I remember but pretty convincing.

I believe there are some old threads discussing this topic somewhere on this forum.
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#9 Andreas Wood

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:33 PM

Here's something:

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=20298
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#10 Alex de Campi

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 09:13 AM

Back to the question at hand, I recall reading on Antville that the flares were in camera - they deliberately used an older model of anamorphic lens that gave those horizontal flares.
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#11 Richard Vialet

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 09:52 AM

Just watched it...its hard to see on youtube, but you can point out other anamorphic qualities in the video that proves that they used anamorphic lenses. That's probably how they got those flares. They MIGHT have enhanced it more in post but they definitely shot anamorphic.
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#12 Oliver Ojeil

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 04:03 PM

We are shooting S16mm. We ended up using a brushed silk filter in order to achieve those flares. What came out more interesting is that most highlights had this flare in them, it was a matter of tweaking on set afterwords. I'll post some stills as soon as I finish telecine.
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#13 Evan Winter

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:44 PM

The effects were accomplished in-camera according to directors the Brothers Strause:

http://www.videostat...vs/2008/week16/

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#14 Matt Workman

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:47 PM

Panavision C-Series Anamorphic. :-)
Claudia Miranda has some flare tests on his website from these lenses.

http://www.claudiomi...com/Extras.html
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#15 Oliver Ojeil

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 02:07 PM

Okay, as promised, here are couple screen-grabs posted from the locked film.

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I am eager to hear your opinions.

Cheers

Edited by Oliver Ojeil, 31 August 2008 - 02:09 PM.

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