Wide shot w/ telephoto (1 reply and 1 comment)
Hello Roger and forum members.
I was watching sid and Nancy and the shot where they kiss was a wide shot with a telephoto lens.
The effect made the shot feel dreamy and the shallow depth of field created by this, felt like a metaphor for how the kiss made everything else fall out of focus for them at that moment.
What was the reason you decided to shoot this with a long lens? What feeling were you trying to invoke in the audience?
Yes, it was to isolate them from their background and to make the image less 'present', a dream if you like. A wide angle would have exaggerated the effect of the falling trash and made this movement more dynamic. For that reason we went long and also shot at 100fps.
Thank you, such a classic shot.