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Alright time! 😊

I am a (currently) 22 years old earthling living in .

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 .

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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! ☺️

Zittere immer noch etwas... war überhaupt nicht vorbereitet wie ich darauf reagieren soll.

Habe dann ein paar Minuten später wieder Richtung Bahn geschaut, da ich wissen wollte ob es meine ist, dann kam er wieder. Bin mir ziemlich sicher er hätte mich geschlagen, wenn es nicht seine Bahn gewesen wäre.

Boah ey. Typ hat mich gerade dumm angemacht weil ich grob in seine Richtung (zur Tram) geschaut habe und lange Haare habe und für ihn wie ein Schwuchtel aussehe.
Eine Frau hat ihn dann runter geredet und er ist wieder zu deinen Kollegen.

I guess this thread is done for now :) check it out if you want to learn more about !

Some videos to check out about anamorphic lenses:

youtube.com/watch?v=NnY8gI8dwU (Anamorphic Lenses - Everything you need to know (feat Tito Ferradans))

For projection adapters:
youtube.com/user/tferradans

The Five Pillars of Anamorphic:
vimeo.com/167045648 (Flares)
vimeo.com/167050591 (Bokeh)
vimeo.com/167045645 (Magnification & Perspective)
vimeo.com/167045643 (Disproportionate Breathing)
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: tiffen.com/products/black-pro-

There is a great video from Tiffen comparing all their diffusion filters here: vimeo.com/92660033

A general note: I used to photograph differently than I do now. In the past I tried to take pictures that look good / pretty, now I am more focused on taking pictures that tell some kind of story / mood. Still photography is basically training to shoot moving pictures for me.

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 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 whisper.tf/@paul/1033745544586 :) I also tried to fix the overexposed light a bit in Photoshop.

I edited that image in Lightroom. Added some grain to it and gave it a more film like look. I used a preset for that and just adjusted it a bit because I am lazy.

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).

I will later also talk a bit about cinema anamorphic lenses but for now lets get to an example using one of the pictures I posted recently! :)

Also good to know: Anamorphic lenses only have their full squeeze when on infinity (2x in this case). If you focus them closer they squeeze less. This is also not the case when using a diopter.

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.

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