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Visual Effects Summit: Lessons in Lens Flares


Lessons in Lens Flares seeks to demystify the complex visual behaviors associated with lens flares. This session examines the most commonly-observed lens flare elements, providing simple explanations for their behaviors as well as a conceptual understanding of the interaction between light, the camera lens and the image sensor. Reference footage (from both Spherical and Anamorphic lenses) as well as a tutorial for creating lens flares from scratch in After Effects will be featured throughout the session. Examples of successful lens flares from both film and games will also be analyzed and discussed. This session offers a unique insight into one of the most common yet complex visual effects, with the aim of empowering artists and developers from all walks of life to create beautiful lens flares for their own projects.

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