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Lens Flare When you aim the camera toward the sun, sunshine can strike the anti-refective coating on the inside of each lens, resulting in a refection--a bright spot, or (on complex lens systems) a trail of bright spots--called lens fare. Ordinarily, photographers try to avoid lens fare. But hey, as long as Apple is on a quest to let you deliberately make your footage look damaged (see Aged Film and Earthquake), why not? Click within the Preview window to set the rotation point for the lens fare. Then use the Sweep slider to control how broadly the fare line sweeps across the frame, as happens when the camera moved during the shot. (If it did not, in fact, move, do your best to position the Sweep slider handle squarely in the middle of the slider to prevent the fare from moving at all.) The Intensity slider adjusts the size of the primary sunshine blob. (You'll get it as soon as you try it.) Figure 6-11, bottom, shows the result. Figure 6-11: Top: Weather not cooperating? Now you're the weatherman! Make it as foggy as you like, using the Fog effect. Middle: The World As Seen Through a Public Restroom Window, otherwise known as Glass Distortion. Bottom: The Lens Flare creates an effective impersonation of an actual lens fare, especially if the angle of the shot changes to match the motion of the fare. Before After Effects: The iMovie Catalog chapter6:transitionsandeffects 173