I’ve been learning all kinds of fun tricks for applying cinematic lens flare effects to motion graphics. Today’s 12-second animation exhibits a sun rapidly arcing across a time-lapse sky (captured by my friend Dale Nichols) with glints of light peeking through gaps in 3D text advertising an imaginary event called the Celestial Festival. To create the flare effects, I used Video Copilot’s magnificent Optical Flares plug-in. The music (which I’m a huge fan of!) is from the Art List website.
Here are links to the resources mentioned:
Art List music / Art List song: Deer Dance by Ian Post