Anamorphica: Incredible anamorphic lens flare overlays for your video production
Anamorphica: Beautiful Anamorphic lens flare overlays for your video project
Anamorphic lens flares have a very unique look and feel. They create long streaks and beautiful oblong patterns rather than circular. They are often created in hollywood today either by using real anamorphic lenses or created in post production. There are some programs out there that digitally simulate anamorphic lens flares but they can often look fake. The look you get from a real anamorphic lens is organic and unmatched in its beauty. However, anamorphic lenses are expensive. They cost tens of thousands of dollars and even several thousand to rent. We want to get you the option to use anamorphic lens flares without all those costs...affordable for anyone who wants to use the effect.
What is Anamorphica?
1. Very high quality, real anamorphic lens flare overlays. We specially craft these great lens flares that give you that unique look of an in-camera anamorphic flare.
2. Both HD and 4K. As far as we know, Anamorphica will be the first real anamorphic lens flare overlay package that is available in these three formats: HS H.264, 1080P ProRes, and 4K resolution.
3. Available for most editing systems. Anamorphica will be able to work in any editing system that will accept H.264 or ProRes. Most systems can accept these codecs...and if yours doesn’t you can take the high quality files and re-encode them for your system.
4. Affordable for everyone. If we can raise the funds to cover the overhead costs of Anamorphica, we can get this product into the hands of indie filmmakers and production houses for a very affordable cost.
5. Easy to use. Import your Anamorphica clip, lay it over your footage, choose a composite mode, then tweak the opacity and other settings to taste. We will also be releasing this as a easy plugin for Final Cut Pro X.
6. Really awesome!!! Why? Because we will be using 4K cinema cameras! This means that there will be very little, if none at all, digital artifacts like unwanted digital grain, or pixel blocking. you will have very clean flares to work with.
Why are we using a 4K Camera?
First of all, a lot of people ad studios are starting to produce with the RED Cinema camera and they want high quality and clean files.
Second, Final Cut Pro X just release the latest update to support Red Code Raw...all the better right? If FCPX will start accepting Red 4k files natively then that's one step closer you get to a better workflow for high quality 4K files.
Third, even if you shoot and edit in 1080P using a DSLR camera and plan to use the 1080P version, since it came form a 4K file originally, your flare files are going to be ultra clean with no or very little artifacts or pixel blocking! Very high quality all around.
What will you get?
By supporting this project now, it's like getting a great discount on this incredible lens flare package.
Depending on your pledge you will receive:
1. 20 varying real anamorphic lens flare overlays and transitions.
2. 3 different packages to choose from: HD H.264, HD ProRes, or 4K Resolution.
3. An option to all three packages that comes with an unlimited usage site license.
When will you get it?
We have done most of the preliminary work and testing to get you these flares. We have extensive experience developing such products so we expect to get Anamorphica rolled out to you pretty quickly. When it is complete, you will be the first to get the product in an instant download.
Please help us fund this product...it’s gonna be the best!!!
If we can get our minimal funding for this project, you will be getting an industry first at the highest quality possible. These flares are going to come from a 4K cinema camera which will create very clean flare files with little to no artifacts. Our goal is to get this to be the highest quality real lens flare package on the market.
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We have done most of the preliminary work and we have a lot of experience creating similar products, so there is not a huge risk involved.
If we don't get enough backers to fund this project, we won't be able to deliver it. If we do get enough backers and hit our goal we need to start this project, we will get right to work getting into the studios and start filming flares.
There could always be hiccups when scheduling studio time so we will have a couple of local studios as a backup. We have rental houses and studio times at the ready for when we are ready to go, but in the event we have to push back a date, we will make sure to update this area of the project so you will know. The estimated timeframe in getting this product to you is December 2012. If, for some reason, the dates we have scheduled studio time for fall through, we will make sure to get in the studio as soon as we can to do the filming. If this happens, we foresee that we can still get the finished product to you in January 2013.
I have been working as a full-time and part-time filmmaker and editor since 2004 so I have many contacts in the business and I am certain any lags or unseen problems with studio time can easily be overcome by using alternate sources.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 22.
Oct 23, 2012 - Nov 22, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $49 or more
1080P H264 Anamorphic Light Flares Package. This pledge will get you only the 1080P H264 anamorphic flare effects. This is a lower resolution option. This will normally retail for $75 dollars. Receive the immediate download upon project completion.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $75 or more
1080P ProRes Anamorphic Light Flares Package. This pledge will get you the 1080P Prores anamorphic light flares effects. This is a much higher resolution codec option that allows cross-platform usage. This will normally retail for $99 dollars. Receive the immediate download upon project completion.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $99 or more
4k Resolution Anamorphic Light Flares Package. This pledge will get you the 4k resolution anamorphic light flares and transitions effects. This is the highest resolution option for professional production houses that work with 4k resolution cameras. This will normally retail for $149 dollars. Receive the immediate download upon project completion.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $129 or more
Complete Package. This pledge will get you everything the previous pledges get: H264, 1080P ProRes, and 4k resolution anamorphic lens flares effects. This is also a work site license which gives you permission to use these effects for multiple users at your workplace. This will normally retail for $199 dollars. Receive the immediate download upon project completion.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012