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Regarding the difficulty of adding lens flare... Adding digital lens flare is very simple. Many common editing software have ways to do it. It is as simple as choosing the point of origin of the lens flare, its type (with respect to the camera recording, like 105mm). Videocopilot (a nice resource for Adobe After Effects ...


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It's not just possible, it's mandatory! If you've shopped for light bulbs lately, you know there are different color temperatures. LEDs used to be infamously blue, but now, they're available in any color you want. So when you make a production, you pick a color temperature to shoot in so all your stuff matches. Say your production standard is you ...


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According to the Business Insider article Why 'Star Trek' Has so Much Lens Flare it was all done in-camera and it was all intentional. "There are so many movies from my childhood that had those that when we were shooting 'Star Trek' I remember saying to Dan Mindel, the DP [director of photography], 'It would be so much fun if we' — I didn't think we were ...


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The first real attempt to incorporate a CGI character in a movie was Terminator II (1991), more than a decade after the introduction of Yoda (1980). (http://www.historyofinformation.com/detail.php?id=3561) Computers in 1991 were so primitive, James Cameron invented the liquid metal T-1000 because it was the only kind of CGI effect that wouldn't look awful ...


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In the original trilogy (i.c. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, since in Episode IV: A New Hope Yoda doesn't make an appearance), Yoda was portrayed exclusively using puppets: Frank Oz provided Yoda's voice in each film and used his skills as a puppeteer in the original trilogy and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom ...


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The Yoda in the 1980 Empire Strikes Back and in the 1983 Return of the Jedi was entirely realised using puppetry. Here we see Frank Oz (the chief puppeteer and voice of Yoda for the two movies): And here's a video of the behind the scenes footage: CGI in 1980 and 1983 was in no way capable of rendering anything like Yoda. ...


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