Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Vox's Phil Edwards takes a look back at the evolution of lens flare in cinema.
Lens flare: It's when those little blobs of color or streaks of light appear in movies— and it's completely taken over Hollywood.
Lens flare's story is a technical and aesthetic one that goes back as far as Hollywood itself. As the above video shows, lens flare has become an unavoidable phenomenon with a storied history.