I am a (currently) 22 years old earthling living in #Berlin.
My main area of work is film related, including:
- working for a camera rental in Berlin
- camera assistant (first and second)
- best boy / gaffer (light on set)
- camera / director of photography (only on my own stuff for now)
In my free time I do a lot of tinkering with software and electronics and therefore I also am interested in anything #CCC.
If you have any questions regarding:
- Professional film equipment (ARRI, RED, Sony whatever)
- Working on set
- Photography or filmmaking in general
- Computer stuff (but other people on here are probably much better suited to answer)
I will do my best trying to answer them! ☺️ #canhelpwith
And some more! #Photography
Some videos to check out about anamorphic lenses:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnY8gI8dwUs (Anamorphic Lenses - Everything you need to know (feat Tito Ferradans))
For projection adapters:
The Five Pillars of Anamorphic:
https://vimeo.com/167045645 (Magnification & Perspective)
https://vimeo.com/167045643 (Disproportionate Breathing)
https://vimeo.com/167050590 (Organic Focus Roll Off)
In case you are using modern lenses but want to add some more character to your image filters can also be a very big help! They can diffuse your image / or parts of it and make it more pleasing to the eye.
For example this one: https://tiffen.com/products/black-pro-mist-filter
There is a great video from Tiffen comparing all their diffusion filters here: https://vimeo.com/92660033
The anamorphic block in front also adds some more character to the image of course. First of all most anamorphic lenses tend to only really be sharp at the center and have some kind of focus fall off towards the edges (not all but most). They also make the bokeh (the out of focus parts of the image) oval instead of round.
Some more things about the film like look:
A lot of modern lenses + modern cameras result in a very clean image because modern lenses tend to be overcorrected or optically too perfect.
On these images I used a Helios 44-2 (old Russian lens) which is of course far less perfect. It has a lot of highlight blooming creating a softer and more atmospheric image. I don’t really like it’s lens flares and it’s not the sharpest images but it has some nice aspects to it.
In case you use a Canon camera, you can use the Open Source Firmware extension https://magiclantern.fm to get a desqueezed preview on the camera monitor which is very helpful 🎉
Most cameras designed to professionally shoot video have this feature built in. The only still / video hybrid camera that has it is the GH5 (and probably other Panasonic cams?) and I think the Sigma fp.
After that I used Photoshop to desqueeze it because there sadly is no way to do that in Lightroom which is really annoying 😭 Anyway the result is this https://whisper.tf/@paul/103374554458694312 :) I also tried to fix the overexposed light a bit in Photoshop.
This is the unedited picture I took. As you can see it is squeezed and looks pretty digital (because @lastfuture asked about the analoge look).
This is how such a setup can look like assembled. You have a camera with a spherical lens attached and in front an anamorphic adapter lens. Add a variable diopter to the front and viola you have a usable setup where you only need to focus the front diopter instead of both lenses at the same time.
Focusing both lenses can be fine if you only shoot stills but for motion pictures it is not a usable solution.
23 | Hobby Programmer | Filmmaker | Photographer | Maker | #Berlin
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