Creative Streaks and Stars

 For years many indie filmmakers have strived to artfully achieve the dramatic lens flare streak often seen in older anamorphic lenses.  Short if shelling out the bucks to shoot your epic anamorphic, the only real alternative may have been to try to create the effect in post.  The results are not always all that effective.  Optefex offers a line os Streak and Star filters designed to create that effect in camera. The filters are offered in various sizes, strengths and even colors. 

Mitch Gross from Abel Cine Tech give a pretty good demo.