Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Moviestorm effects 7: glow

Glow is one of those subtle filters that adds softness to a shot. It adds a gentle blur to a scene, and is often used for romantic sequences. A standard cameraman's trick was to smear vaseline over the lens, or stretch a very fine mesh over the camera, in order to diffract the light and create this well-known soft focus effect.

If you really push the glow, you end up with something that's quite stylish, but it can easily be overdone.

Usual disclaimers apply: this is really early dev code, not representative of final quality, and we don't have a release date for it.

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