60s/70s Lens Recommendations for Music Doc.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:18 AM
I'm shooting a small behind-the-scenes/rehearsal/performance style special on an upcoming band and have been looking at lots of the old documentaries on Creedence, Cream, Rolling Stones, The Band and am trying to capture an older, more 70s look with the camera. We're trying to do a lot of it in camera and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with older lens mounts from that era and/or PL mount equivalents. While the grain and latitude of the film lends a look, I'd like to also see if there are any accessible lens sets that might add to the older feel.
Here's an old Creedance video and a Cream video that have some of the lens qualities (or lack thereof) that we're looking for:
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:20 PM
Depends what format you are going to shoot on. For 16mm and small sensors - Old Angenieux 12-120 zoom will give you a warm soft look - Primes; Cooke Kinetals have a great feel - I have founf they work best around T4- 5.6
Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:50 PM
Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:32 AM
The one big difference between that period and now is the current over-reliance on extreme wide angles. It makes every shot look the same, and seriously distorts backgrounds (some great examples of this problem are the Huell Howser travelogues on public television).
Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:47 AM