Daniel Mindel - Lens Flares
Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:39 AM
I'm new to this board. I'm currently a film student at USC and was curious about Mindel's use of lens flares in a number of his works. However, I'm realizing he usually only employs them when working with J.J. Abrams (and they are fleeting moments, difficult to capture in a single frame).
In the new Star Trek film:
In Mission Impossible: III:
This one is harder to see, look top right.
My question: Is there a way to get this effect on a low budget? I'm not even sure how Mindel achieves these brief lens flares, but I really love the effect. I'd love any tips anyone can offer. Thanks in advance.
Posted 16 December 2008 - 03:06 AM
Posted 16 December 2008 - 03:41 AM
Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:51 PM
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:15 AM
Apparently they had crew on either side of the action with high-powered flashlights going right into anamorphic lenses.
You have to be kidding!
I would have thought it was done in post - there are some excellent tools available.
Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:15 AM
This is of course completely unsubtle, it's a corporate presentation, but you can get pretty much any effect you happen to find amusing by playing around in After Effects.
You can also tie various properties of the flare to some random artifact in frame, which produces a result that seems convincingly tied to camera orientation with respect to the light source.
Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:33 AM
Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:15 PM
Not all of the flares in the movie were done during production though, some were added in post.