So, my buddy Sunny from WeRWolvz put me on to a pretty interesting shooting technique called Lens Whacking or Free Lensing, where you shoot with the lens detached from the camera body. The effects produced are increased light leaks and lens flairs, as well as an organic tilt-shift focus effect. The resulting image has a dreamlike, vintage look to it and can be very fulfilling for adding a touch of art to your project. I have yet to give this whacking a try, but will definitely check it out on an upcoming music video project- results will be presented if successful.

Remember, you don’t have to whack alone, friends are always just a snap chat away.

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James Moore

James Moore is an associate producer at FiveSix Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a B.S. in Film from Full Sail University, and enjoys nature photography and script writing on the side.