Lens flares for dummies?

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Lens flares for dummies?

Postby plae57 on 09/11/2015, 4:40 am

Hi all,

I am looking for a article, book, tutorial, website, what ever, that tries to explain how to use lens flares to enhance your video. Not the physical steps, I can find a billion of tutorials telling me how to make one, but more of the theory of why you would add one someplace, or the types of situations that lend themselves well to a lens flare.

So, not a "how to" but more of a "when and why should I".

Thanks!
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Re: Lens flares for dummies?

Postby Farmfield on 09/11/2015, 5:02 am

This is impossible to answer, it just depends. Look at any Seth Worley tutorial and how he just randomly inserts flares just to make the shot look cooler...

Then you have JJ Abrams. If you ask him where to put lens flares, he'd just go like...

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