Flarestick

Professional Lens Flare Crystals

Create unique lense flare effects for your photo and video production. There are many ways to add flares in post, but there’s no substitute for achieving this organic effect in-camera with our specialy designed Flarestick.

Designed & developed in Germany

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Use professional Gear on Set

Flarestick is mostly used for different effects or atmospheres like partial blur or flare effects.

Create Unique Effects

Developed by DOPs

Specialy Designed High Quality Chrystals

DOPs Love it:

“Flaresticks offer me a wide variety of possibilities beyond just hitting the lens with a direct beam. The ability to create unique effects by hand is very important for me and my work.”

Gero Kutzner
Gero Kutzner DOP: Feature, Commercial, Corporate.
ARD, ZDF, BR, ARTE, SWR

“I love to play with manually generated lense flare effects. Its a thrill and if it pays off, the results are amazing. ”

Max Tsui
Max Tsui Director / Cinematorgrapher:
Coca Cola, Sennheiser, Schalke 04

“As a producer and director I need to work with top people and reliable gear to create the best possible production. Flarestick is a professional solution for a difficult task. I´d say: If you don´t want to mess up your footage, use the best possible product.”

Harald Ortmann
Harald Ortmann Producer / Director / DOP: Commercials, Cinema

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Flaresticks have been developed by DoPs so the filmmaker doesn’t have to use flea market substitutes such as used crystals, glass fragments and cellophane gels anymore. With the help of a 20 cm long transparent stick, this only for this purpose desgined shaped glass body can easily be placed in front of the camera lens and into the desired position. You can quickly create the desired blurring and reflection effects and the intensity while moving the Flaresticks.

Create Uniqe Effects

Create your own effects and atmospheres with Flarestick. From partial blur to unregulated lense flare effects: everything is possible.

Developed by DOPs

Flarestick is the brainchild of entrepreneur and DOP Dirk Wolcic. With more than 30 Years in business and over 500 film projects under his belt, he used all his knowledge and experience to invent Flarestick.

High Quality Crystals

Specialy designed for lens flares and partial blur effects.

Time Saver

Stop lurking around garage sales and flea markets. With Flarestick you can count on reliable quality and availability.

For DOPs

Use Flarestick to create unique and handmade lense flares and athmospheres for your professional film and video production.

For Professional Photographers

Photographers love Flarestick and use it to enhance their professional production setup. Create unregluated, unique lense flares and beautiful atmospheres.

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Flarestick Pxiedust

Pixiedust

This Flarestick is very popular. Because of the fine facet shaped glass body and the round form it creates glamourous and beautiful effects. You are going to produce a fine glitter effects with flashlights and direct light beams.

45€ / appx $52

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Flarestick Fairy

Fairy's Favorite

This Flarestick is one of the most popular in our product line. Its small shape produces a wonderful, pretty and detailed light irradiation. Together with a flashlight, Fairy’s Favourite is often used in beauty film productions. You can also use this Flarestick without additional light sources to create partial blurring or subtle lack of definition.

45€ / appx $52

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Flarestick Fatlady

Fat Lady

The Fat Lady is our biggest Flarestick. This big crystal will produce lots of effects in front of the camera lens. Because of the major dimensions of the shaped surfaces, the Fat Lady creates a less detailed glitter effect. You will get interesting flares and unregulated blurring when using a flashlight.

45€ / appx $52

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Flarestick Magicwand

Magic Wand

The Magic Wand is deliberately flat in its form. With a relatively small shaped glass body, this Flarestick influences a large area of the filmed image. The facet of the shape isn’t as fine as at Pixiedust or the Fairy’s Favorite Flarestick, but with the help of a flashlight the Magic Wand also creates nice flare effects. The flat form can create a nice partial blur as well.

45€ / appx $52

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Flarestick The Ball

The Ball

This Flarestick offers a very huge amount of flare effects, especially if used with a torch. Its easy to turn back and forth between your fingers, so the the ball turns around very fast and the flare effect „suffuse“ your lens. But its also absolutely suitable for create partial blur…with or without a torch.

45€ / appx $52

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All in One Bundle (5pcs)

Get all Flaresticks at once. Our All in One bundle saves you 55€ / round about $100!

149€ / appx $174

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The Flarestick Quatro Bundle (4pcs)

This bundle contains four Flaresticks. Hop in our shop section and choose the four Flaresticks you like the most. This bundle saves you 51€ / round about $60!

129€ / appx $150

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The Flarestick Trio Bundle (3pcs)

This bundle contains three Flaresticks. Hop in our shop section and choose the three Flaresticks you like the most. This bundle saves you 26€ / round about $30!

109€ / appx $127

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Two Flarestick Duo Bundle (2pcs)

This bundle contains two Flaresticks. Hop in our shop section and choose the two Flaresticks you like the most. This bundle saves you 11€ / round about $13!

79€ / appx $92

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The Inventor

Dirk Wojcik

Dirk Wojcik
DOP, Director, Founder Filmwerk Film Productions, TV United, Inventor.

Since the beginning of the 1990s, I've been involved in many big and small international productions. First as a camera assistant and then later as a DoP.

In the early 90s, music television was still a big thing and music video production was in full gear. The budget was not always large enough to allow us to use 35 or even 16 mm film stock. So, because of the small finances, we often had to settle for video technology. Whether we filmed a presenter for VIVA, MTV, Top of The Pops or a music video for a group with a surprise chart hit, you had to and could be creative with limited resources.

At the time, I put everything in front of the 2/3" lens in order to reduce the “video look” of Beta SP. I tried everything: sellotape, vaseline, nylon stockings, full and empty water glasses, reflective metals and of course broken glass and crystals from a chandelier. Many DoPs then had their own set of tools to create partial blurring or reflections in the camera lenses and these guys cared for these tools like they were treasure!

The idea arose to bring this homemade collection of "tools" into a form that is easier to handle. The result, after some experiments, was the creation of the Flaresticks. They are easy to transport and easy to position in front of the lens. I have given away many of the sticks to friendly DoPs who used them on TVCs or fiction productions regularly. Their feedback has flowed into the development and, just like me, everyone is happy to be able to leave their bags of broken glass at home (even though I must admit that I still use a filigree cut crystal ball that I once found in a market in Bangkok).

Flarestick - Professional Lens Flare Crystal

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