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
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
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.”
“I love to play with manually generated lense flare effects. Its a thrill and if it pays off, the results are amazing. ”
“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.”
Unlock the power of the crystal!
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.
Stop lurking around garage sales and flea markets. With Flarestick you can count on reliable quality and availability.
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.
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).