A Free Anamorphic After Effects Project

by VashiVisuals’ Vashi Nedomansky VashiMorphic40 4K free update link at bottom of page… Films shot in the Anamorphic process are instantly recognizable. They have a quality and resonance that other lenses can’t capture. Anamorphic films seem to capture an almost 3D quality onto film’s 2D medium. The process makes creative use of aberrations such as […]

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Lenstag: Discouraging Camera and Lens Theft One Registered Serial at a Time

January 8, 2016 by Scott Roeder, borrowlenses.com UPDATE: Lenstag, the service that collects serial numbers from your gear and keeps them in a registry to be flagged and indexed online if they get ever stolen, now has free apps for iOS and Android in multiple languages. Some features include: gear name auto-complete, picture-taking of your gear right […]

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Free FX Friday: FCPX Dawg Pü! ;-)

July 31, 2015 by Lintelfilm A Free FCPX Plugin by Lintelfilm Richard Gale‘s humorously named lens-modification company Dog Schidt Optics has found great success offering filmmakers glass that gives the often clinical and sterile look of digital video a bit of organic soul. However, it’s not always practical to use old prime lenses with fixed […]

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How to Create a Tilt-Shift Effect Using Adobe After Effects

June 18, 2015 by Rachel Morris, VideoBlocks The tilt-shift lens has come a long way since being typecast as an architecture lens useful only for correcting the perceived lean of tall buildings and cityscapes. In fact, it’s grown increasingly popular among cinematographers and visual storytellers, who are much more concerned with aesthetics and audience perceptions […]

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Who Needs a $20,000 Lens? New Technique Creates Amazing Images from Cheap Lenses

October 14, 2013 by Joe Marine, nofilmschool.com If you’ve taken photos or video with a cheap prime lens, like a newer 50mm f/1.8, you might have been surprised by how good the lens performed. That’s because lenses have been designed with the help of computers for some time now, and even cheap lenses can correct […]

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