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shooting with anamorphic and spherical leses at the same time (2 replies and 3 comments)

leewonbun
2 months ago
leewonbun 2 months ago

Hello, Mr Deakins!

Do you usually take some spherical lenses as well when you shoot a film which is supposed to be shot primarily with anamorphic lenses? In a project like this, in what cases will you use a spherical lens instead of an anamorphic one? I guess people may do so for technical or aesthetical reasons, but I'd like to know some specific examples, especially from you, if you can tell.

Thank you very much.

wonbun lee

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

I shoot Super 35 or Open Gate and 'crop' top and bottom, yes.

The Byre
2 months ago

I have to admit that I prefer working this way, but is there a special reason you do it, rather than using anamorphic?

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

I have never shot a film using anamorphic lenses only spherical lenses.

The Byre
2 months ago

Does that mean that you crop to get Cinemascope?

leewonbun
2 months ago

Thanks for the reply
Best wishes

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