So there's this particular type of lens flare that I've been meaning to try to recreate without having to use post-production editing (all in camera). While we all have a general idea of what one of the more common generic anamorphic lens flares look like (basically has the two long horizontal star points along with varying degrees of elements depending on the camera and lenses, but this one has always been the most appealing. You may have seen it from some movies mostly in the 70's and 80's. To give you an idea, I've myself have seen it in Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), Aliens (1986), Jurassic Park (1993), Encounters With The Third Kind (1977), Blade Runner (1982), and the first Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). While it is generated from numerous light sources, including direct and reflected sunlight, it is often mostly associated with flash lights/torches (I've often called it the flashlight flare, though it may already have been pre-established as something else). While I will provide some example photos, its general shape is round with bright center (obviously) and with a thick outer rim that is colored, sometimes having various number and size of star points which i'm guessing is determined by the lenses aperture and number of blades. But the most dominating feature is a colorful ring around the whole flare (the whole thing often takes on an orange/reddish color when associated with flashlights). I'll leave a link to a mediafire folder containing the pics. If it doesn't work I'll embed a few in the page. I also have included a video recorded on my iphone of a similar flare but not exactly the same. Anyone have any idea how this particular flare is made?
also if you can access the mediafire, I've also included a still from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial that is a shot of what im guessing is a certain area/suburb of Los Angeles, to which I've noticed is quite a common view used in many movies and I've reason to believe it is a common tourist site. Anyone know what that view/spot is?