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Mirage effects on 'Jarhead' (2 replies and 2 comments)

Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan 1 month ago

Dear master roger how did you get nice mirage effect on 'Jarhead' movie. Generally how to get artificial mirage effect for wide shots.

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

We had some burners beneath the camera lens.

Vanniyan
1 month ago

Master roger What kind of burners? can i achieve the mirage effect on wide lenses? But peoples always said you can't get that effect when you use wide lenses.

Vanniyan
1 month ago

What focal length mostly did you use for mirage effects shots.

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

Longer lenses do work better. I can't remember exactly what burners we used on 'Jarhead', probably a tray of rags soaked in paraffin, but a dovetail gas burner works as well.

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