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#1 Boris Bergshoeff

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:38 AM

Hi guys and girls,

I have just watched The people vs OJ Simpson, in just three days. I liked it a lot, especially the cinematography.
I have a question about one of the shots i saw, Two people in the shot, one in close-up and the other in a chest shot (so there's distance), both of them are in focus but the background isn't. Is this deep focus or is it compisited?

Thanks!
The people vs OJ Simpson ep.10

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:45 AM

Just looks like deep focus (stopped down lens) though it may have been helped by using a tilt-focus lens in conjunction with stopping down.  He's a little out-of-focus here so it is unlikely to have been a composite shot.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:51 AM

Just looks like deep focus (stopped down lens) though it may have been helped by using a tilt-focus lens in conjunction with stopping down.  He's a little out-of-focus here so it is unlikely to have been a composite shot.

 

Thanks! I thought about that too but i don't know the exact behavior of a tilt shift lens.


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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:17 PM

Here is an example:

remains2.jpg

 

Here is something I shot:

akeelah2.jpg

 

 

The focus falls on a diagonal plane rather than flat onto the camera plane, so one edge of the frame is at minimum focus and the opposite edge is at infinity.  But the more you stop down to increase depth of field, the more you help the deep focus effect. 


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