The way directors and audiences have regarded lens flares in visuals has changed a lot of the years. From all kinds of lens coatings and flagging to eliminate every bit of it, to modern science fiction films that go out of their way to include it, lens flares are an interesting subject matter. In this video from Vox’s Phil Edwards, we can take a look back to how this all started, and where the turning point occurred.
A Brief History of Lens Flares in Cinema, The Once Shunned Optical Effect
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