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Much has been said about JJ Abrams directing style in the 2009 Star Trek movie and copious lens flares. Well if you ever wanted to give your photos or videos the JJ Abrams Star Trek treatment there are apps for that. See below how you can add flare to your life, plus some examples lens flares being added to things to make them more…flarey.
Lens Flares? – There are apps for that
If you have Adobe Photoshop, adding a lens flare to a photo is not to hard to do (here is a tutorial to get you started). But that takes owning the software and all that time. Now a new application from Brain Fever Media called LensFlare makes it easy to do lens flares with your iPhone. It is available in the iTunes store for $0.99. Here is a demo video
The folks at io9 had some fun with the app, adding lens flares to some classic movie moments, check out their gallery at io9.com.
And if you are serious about your lens flares you can buy the Video Copilot Optical Flares plug in for Adobe’s After Effects. The plug-in costs $124.95, but makes those flares come easy, check out the demo.
Lens Flare videos
Last May we showed a video from YouTuber partmor, which showed a 1960s preview from "The Space Seed", done JJ Abrams-style.
Here is more "Space Seed" with flare via JohnnyZito
And here is Star Trek VI with more lens flare (via wcleere).
Is it possible that in the future everything has lens flares? WoodenNickelShore asks this question.
And finally, our old friend Daren Dochterman posted this shot of his excellent model of the original Enterprise "futurized".