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Lensing (2 replies)

2 weeks ago
Charit 2 weeks ago

Im a budding director, and want to learn more about 'how to use the right lense' for a particular film  or scene.

Can you help with a book or an approach that can be helpful.

Roger Deakins
2 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 2 weeks ago

I think it is best to study films rather than a book. A director might like to work almost exclusively on a 21mm or wider whilst another might prefer a 135mm.

4 days ago
AdamEm 4 days ago

There is no right or wrong lens, it's all subjective. Have a look at what films really work for you in terms of cinematography, and see if you can find out more about how the DP/Director lensed it. Then that gives you a good starting base to work from.

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