Depth Of Field
Posted 05 November 2006 - 01:30 AM
I know this is not exactly the forum for this query, but since I am not sure there is exactly a forum for such an ambiguous query I decided to post it in this forum since it receives the maximum hits.
Hope you dont mind.
I have a two shot where we show two obese talents relishing their burgers... The background is in focus...So a great DoF
I next want to pull back from the fast food chain to show a group of poor people staring at those guys... These impoverished people are standing with their backs to the camera...I again want a high DoF here coz I want both the impoverished grop as well as the obese guys to be in perfect focus.
Shld I set the lens to the hyperfocal distance?
Will pulling back affect the hyperfocal distance?
Shld I just go with a normal lens(50mm) coz it have everything in apparent focus?
kindly help me figure the mechanics of this shot.
And yeah there is Glass in between the two groups...So how do I pullback, I'd want it to be one single shot with no cuts.
Posted 05 November 2006 - 03:11 AM
As for the glass, the easiest way to deal with it is to simply start on the outside looking in- that way you don't need to worry about transitioning. If you need to start inside, you should think of a creative camera move to bring you outside, such as a handheld or steadicam shot. If you absolutely must start inside and pass straight back through the glass, then you'll need to remove the window and then create a CG window in post- not the most difficult thing to do but probably more expensive than simply changing your camera move.
Posted 05 November 2006 - 07:00 PM
Posted 06 November 2006 - 01:39 PM
Didnt figure out that!
Will the Hyperfocal distance be affected if I pull back my camera.
I think it shldnt for everything from half of that distance to infinity will be in focus. Am I right?