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@djh well I am only shooting with manual lenses. When not using anamorphic I find it fairly easy. A split screen view finder is of course nicer but it is okay without. Sometimes it’s not 100% spot on but most of the time that’s not an issue. On hard shots I use the display and zoom in :)
@djh well you could shoot similar stuff with less tech :D but getting to know your equipment and a bit of lighting (what time of day and kind of weather looks good etc.) if you have any questions feel free to ask :)
@djh my thread is up! :)
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.
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