A new vid has gone viral in the last couple of days, which envisions JJ Abrams next feature film. It is not the Star Trek sequel, but a secret project called "Lens Flare: The Movie." Watch the first "trailer" for this bright new epic below.
JJ Abrams’ Lens Flare: The Movie
Coming off the release of JJ Abrams Super 8, which continued the directors love of the lens flare, the guys at Boy Genius Comedy envisioned Abrams next project: "Lens Flare: The Movie."
More Lens Flare Fun
The Lens Flare movie is just the latest entry in what seems to be a growing sub-genre of viral videos dedicated to JJ Abrams and the lens flare. In the wake of the release of Super 8, MTV and a number of other sites linked to TrekMovie’s last round-up of flare fun, and if you missed it, here it is reposted:
Just after the 2009 Star Trek movie was released, YouTuber partmor re-envisioned "The Space Seed" ala JJ.
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".
Lens Flares? – There are apps for that
If you have Adobe Photoshop, adding a lens flare to a photo is not too 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
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.