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Was Microcosmos shot on 70mm?


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#1 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:05 AM

I hope many of you are familiar with a French made film called Microcosmos which focuses on the life of insects. It reminds me very much of Baraka. When I saw it at the cinema, I was blown away by how clear and sharp it looked. The close up photography in particular was incredibly sharp with amazing detail and clarity. I was wondering if this film was shot on 70mm (actually 65mm.) The only information regarding the cinematography I obtained at the time was the fact that years were spent developing the lenses for this film.
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:13 AM

Hi ,no not 65mm, it was shot 35mm. John Holland ,London.
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Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:59 AM

Hmmm....that is really surprising. Was it blown up to 70mm?
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#4 Phil Savoie

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 01:38 PM

35mm - I was unaware that 'special' lenses were used - does anyone have some information about the optics? Many thanks,

Phil
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