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#1 Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:23 AM

hello,

Im shooting a pop promo on RED one next week and am looking for a specific flare effect. It can be seen in the interiors of CSI Miami. The flare is spread out horizontally. How do I achieve this. Is it by a specific filter put on camera lens or by post production filters.
Thank you for your help.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:34 AM

Could have been the Vantage Blue Vision flare filter, meant to simulate an anamorphic lens flare:
http://www.vantagefi...quipment_24.pdf
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#3 David Rakoczy

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:43 AM

Most of the flares in CSI Miami are achieved by shooting thru round and square plexiglass rods of various diameters suspended in front of a long lens. If the Flare did not have that 'anamorphic blue flare', then it was probably a Streak Filter if not done using the plexi.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:20 PM

Most of the flares in CSI Miami are achieved by shooting thru round and square plexiglass rods of various diameters suspended in front of a long lens. If the Flare did not have that 'anamorphic blue flare', then it was probably a Streak Filter if not done using the plexi.


You can do a similar thing by stringing different thicknesses of fishing monofilament across the front of the lens.
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#5 Ryan Thomas

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 02:58 AM

You can do a similar thing by stringing different thicknesses of fishing monofilament across the front of the lens.


AWESOME.

Does the light travel the entire distance of the monofilament, or does it taper off? Have you tried any effects of moving it back and forth past the light?
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#6 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 03:10 AM

Does the light travel the entire distance of the monofilament, or does it taper off?

Hey there, Baby Legs!

I think it would depend on the light source and the angle it comes from. A large soft source at the right angle would reflect off the whole filament while a hard source at an acute angle may not. I guess if you wanted the reflection to taper off at a specific point you could darken part of the filament with colored markers or sharpies.
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#7 Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 06:43 PM

Could have been the Vantage Blue Vision flare filter, meant to simulate an anamorphic lens flare:
http://www.vantagefi...quipment_24.pdf


thank you very much,
thats exactly what I was looking for.

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#8 David Auner aac

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:27 AM

Hey there, Baby Legs!


Wait a minute! Baby Legs? How on earth did you get that nickname, Ryan? That's a really nice un'!

Cheers, Dave
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#9 Daniel Madsen

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:43 AM

Does the light travel the entire distance of the monofilament, or does it taper off? Have you tried any effects of moving it back and forth past the light?



In my experience the monofilament is placed behind the lens. There are two reasons for this...


1. If you put it on the front of the lens the filament is likely to be illuminated even when there isn't a light source shining down the barrel.

2. The filament is right up against the image plane and therefore produces a hard colored shadow (i.e. fake anamorphic flare)


If you do place the monofilament behind the lens keep in mind it has to be positioned perpendicular to the lens axis and takes an extremely long time to position correctly.

Luck.
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#10 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:26 AM

Wait a minute! Baby Legs? How on earth did you get that nickname, Ryan? That's a really nice un'!

Well, Ryan's a pretty tall lanky dude, so... ;)
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#11 John Russell Schmidt

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:14 AM

Could have been the Vantage Blue Vision flare filter, meant to simulate an anamorphic lens flare:
http://www.vantagefi...quipment_24.pdf



Does anyone know which Rental House In LA carries this filter or is it only available through VantageFilm?

Edited by John Russell Schmidt, 06 June 2009 - 12:15 AM.

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#12 David Rakoczy

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 06:47 AM

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