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Wide shot w/ telephoto (1 reply and 1 comment)

David W
2 weeks ago
David W 2 weeks ago

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?

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Roger Deakins
2 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 2 weeks ago

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. 

David W
2 weeks ago

Thank you, such a classic shot.

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