I wanted to share these Anamorphic lens flare tests I conducted in preparation for my latest feature. Panavision has the most extensive lens collection out there. I was surprised to see how each lens had it's own unique characteristics when it came to light flares.
I always believe that the glass one decides to shoot with is equal to the kind of canvas a painter selects. The texture of the canvas contributes greatly to how one perceives the image before them. Sometimes you can feel the weave of the canvas through the oils or acrylics.
It's this combination of paint and material that creates the end result.