Lens Distortions for Video Editors

Yesterday, Lens Distortions published a blog article that detailed the workflow for Express One Eleven videos, which I edit. For those who are unfamiliar, Lens Distortions are basically effects, similar to lens flares, that you can add to your photos or video footage to make them look more dynamic. It was an honor to be listed as one of their featured artists. I got to admit, It feels good to get noticed within the industry, especially from a company that I provides such a cool and useful product. Below is a link to the article:


Below are some before and after images, from raw footage to color graded with Lens Distortions added.

Karlie Kloss
Hailey Baldwin
Hailey Baldwin
Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski

Here are the final videos. The One Eleven campaign videos that live on the Express website and YouTube page. Short versions are also pushed via Express social media channels.

Check out the Editor’s Cut videos for Emily Ratajkowski and Karlie Kloss. Shhh, they’re secret!


Quick Review of Lens Distortions

For all the video editors out there, I’d highly recommend giving Lens Distortions a shot. The 4k Legacy pack is $99 and a great place to start. The Light Hits pack is also very useful. Light Hits seems to be a little more subtle than the legacy pack because there is a lot less motion and contrasty texture to the effects. I haven’t had a chance to use Shimmer or Fog yet, but I certainly will as soon as I discover the right opportunity.

I would like to see Lens Distortions expand their product line however, especially on the Legacy front. I’d like to see some more prism-stlye effects with color spectrums and actual lens distortion like in the photo below. I’m not exactly sure how to achieve that since the effects are “optically captured,” but you never know, there might be a way!