Posted 24 September 2006 - 04:27 PM
I worked on a film a few years ago that a friend of mine (whom I can't get in touch with) DPed. There were a number of shots in the film where he played with the focus by holding a piece of glass (I suppose a lens of some sort) in front of the camera's lens. When he moved it around, it would alter the focal range in an unnatural way, often creating focal differences on the same focal plane.
Does anyone know the name/technique that he was using? Is there an actual lens that can achieve this effect (other than a split-field lens)?
Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:13 PM
Maybe I posted this in the wrong section... Or maybe no one's up to the challenge! Ha!
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close-up,background out of focus. You may want to make the actor's face more prominent in the pic-
ture than anything else. Inversely you may want everything in frame more prominent than the actor's
face. Selective focus may be utilized with reflectors,diffusers to create desired effect.
"You know...that a blank wall is an appalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum-a canvas-a piece
of film-or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something-that vague thing
called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you."