Same scene, different focal lengths. (1 reply and 1 comment)
Hello all, so I have had an idea about a dialogue scene with two different focal lengths. One character would be shot on a wide lens, close up to distort their face - the other character shot on a more 'realistic' , normal length lens - the whole idea being the one distorted character isn't necessarily rooted in reality - you don't know if they are real or not, so the distortion is to give that feeling. And any previous and subsequent scenes involving the character are always on a very wide lens, so the distortion is felt throughout the film, but for this particular scene it is more prominent.
Does anyone have experience with cutting a dialogue scene shot on two varying focal lengths? Or know of a sequence of a film that has that? I'm afraid it will be too drastic that it would put the viewer outside of the immersion of the story and plainly - it might just not work.
Ultimately I know I can just try this out as a camera test myself, but wanted to propose this to the forum and open up a discussion around the use of the two lenses/focal lengths in the same scene.
I saw something like this in movie "Theory of everything" in the scene in the hospital.
ah yes, I shall have to go and view that. Thank you so much.