i'm prepping a red shot short in the next few weeks and have some questions about lenses.
i recently shot a feature with the red and zeiss distagons.
for this film, the director wants the camera close to the actors, to enhance the feelings of closeness and exaggerate the feeling of isolation and foreboding when cutting to wider angles. his favourite lens is a 28mm and something tells me we won't throw on anything longer than a 50mm, expect for inserts.
also, the director wants the picture as sharp as possible, to really emphasize facial details and overall textures.
so i'm wondering if someone can recommend some primes that may be good for this aesthetic... fast, sharp, closer to subjects and wider lenses (no distortion of course) and good contrast retention when flared.
Edited by ryan knight, 26 March 2009 - 03:22 PM.