What kind of flare is this?
Posted 01 November 2009 - 10:30 PM
It's just your everyday average flare when light bounces back from one element to the other.
Posted 01 November 2009 - 11:19 PM
That's a frame from "New World" right? If so, then it's definitely an anamorphic flare, only small parts of the movie were shot in 65mm spherical.
Here's a more extreme example from "Akeelah and the Bee" (plus a GlimmerGlass diffusion filter), though I'm not sure which lens it was -- I seem to recall it was a Steadicam shot, so this would have been a C-series anamorphic, maybe the 50mm or 60mm:
Here's another extreme example from "Logan's Run" (Todd-AO 35 anamorphic):
Posted 01 November 2009 - 11:54 PM
I thought it was particularly striking, with those very long parallel lines covering almost the entire frame. The sun only pops through the leaves for a split second.
BTW, have you had a chance to see the Extended Cut of The New World Bluray? My god... It's just stunning.
Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:12 AM
Oddly enough in "Dune" (also shot in 35mm anamorphic) there are some vertical lines (almost like the flare with an overloaded Genesis/F35 sensor) due to the Lightflex flashing device, which used a curved sheet of clear plastic in front of the lens to basically "stretch" the reflection of the light box on top of the Lightflex unit. The use of curved plastic rather than a flat sheet of glass (as the original ColorFlex device used) allowed the light box and overall unit to be smaller (since the curved surface acted like an anamorphic lens, stretching out the reflection) and cover wider angle lenses without the unit becoming huge (as the original ColorFlex was.)
I have the new BluRay of "New World" and it looks stunning.
I saw an early release of "New World" before it was recut (shorter?) and released a few months later by the studio and I've always been confused as to the differences, but this BluRay seems more like the original version I saw. But I've only watched the first half-hour so far.
Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:47 AM
Edited by Tom Lowe, 02 November 2009 - 12:49 AM.
Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:50 AM