January 31st, 2011
I’ve had few inquiries about how I did the light leaks in Growing Is Forever.
The process is simple. Take the lens off your camera and shine a light on the sensor until you see something you like. Or if you’re super lazy (like me) you can download a clip with all the light leaks I used in the film.
Drop it above your footage in your timeline, set the blending mode to screen or overlay, and season to taste. I used an LED light to make these clips so the footage is in the blue/magenta spectrum. Try putting a yellow tint on the footage for a more authentic look. Have fun!