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#1 ariel

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:15 AM

Hi, I'm wondering how can I get those nice narrow long flares you often see in police and action scenes? is it type of lenses? is it possible to get it with a filter?
the scene is a police action scene. policemen with torches and maybe some police cars inside the forest.
I'm looking for those long stripes of flares, narrow stripe flare?
thanks,
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:52 AM

Go to the "Strange Flare Effect" thread under "General Discussions":
http://www.cinematog...?showtopic=7482

Short answer: anamorphic lenses, or 2-point star filters, or post effect.
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#3 ariel

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 12:08 PM

thanks for the quick reply, I will try tomorrow to use the 2pt star filter.
it's a plessure to use this forum.
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#4 Rich Steel

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 05:17 PM

I remember a time, way back, when you tried to stop lenses flairing....now its art! I guess thats progress.
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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 06:27 PM

Hi,

You know, those little anamorphic adapters for miniDV cameras sometimes produce horizontal flares, presumably exactly the same way that the cylindrical elements in 2:1 scope anamorphics do. There's some stuff in Super Size Me which I'm pretty sure shows this effect, as well as nasty dancing-lens-flares artifacts of in-camera stabilisation.

Phil
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