How to Add Cinematic Lens Flares to Your Footage for Free!
If you want to channel your inner JJ Abrams, our anamorphic lens flare effects will do the trick. Adding lens flares is a great way to enhance your footage and make it appear more intriguing. The exceptional lens flare overlays included in our Anamorphic Lens FX pack and Free Lens FX Sample Pack are just the tools you need to give your video project that incredible cinematic look you’re striving for. Discover how to use these one-of-a-kind lens flare effects in your next project!
Find the Free Lens FX Sample pack on the CinePacks website. This is a free pack, so all you have to do is provide us with your email address so we can send you the download link. Once you receive the link in your inbox, download and unzip the folder of free video effects. This free pack includes two lens flare effects and a PNG overlay (as well as a $5 off coupon if you’d like to purchase our full pack).
Import these video effects into Adobe Premiere Pro. (Note: This is an Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial but these video effects are also compatible with Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, Avid, and DaVinci Resolve.)
Drag the lens flare overlay you’d like to use directly into your timeline. Right click the effect and select “Scale to Frame Size” (if needed), then change the Blend Mode to Screen or Linear Dodge (Add). You can also drag your clip on top of the lens flare effect in your timeline and resize it as needed for a more cinematic look.
If you enjoyed using this lens flare free pack, check out our Anamorphic FX Pack available for purchase on our website. This full pack contains 40 stunning lens flare effects, so you can achieve that cinematic look for any project without the use of an expensive anamorphic lens!
These lens flare overlays can be used in a variety of ways. If you’d like to change the direction of the flare, simply navigate to Video Effects → Transform → Horizontal Flip to switch it up.
More Free Video Effects Are on the CinePacks Website!
Visit our online packs store to find even more video effects for your next film, documentary, or music video! In addition to our lens flare effects, we also offer assets like Super 8 film overlays, water and fire effects, video transitions, glow animation, and much more. We also have numerous free packs available to download so you can use some of our assets for no charge at all. Check out our many tutorials for Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve to learn how to use these video effects to their fullest potential. If you ever have questions about any of our video effects or how to use them, get in touch! We’re active on Instagram and Facebook (where you can get the latest updates about our new products) so be sure to tag us in your projects when you use one of our video effects packs!