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#1 Chris Larsen

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:22 PM

I'm looking for a filter similar to what Herbert Davis uses in Grey's Anatomy on outside MCU's and CU'S. It alters the bokeh to look like honeycombs (granted the shape is from the iris blades). here's a couple screenshots. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:26 PM

It's a fine net of some sort.
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#3 Chris Larsen

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:38 PM

It's a fine net of some sort.


I was thinking a Zeiss softar maybe? If it's netting does it just drape over the matte box, or is there a Screw-in or 4X4 that drops in?
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#4 Chris Larsen

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:05 PM

I was thinking a Zeiss softar maybe? If it's netting does it just drape over the matte box, or is there a Screw-in or 4X4 that drops in?


Did a little bit of research, looks like it's a rear fitted lens netting that can be secured in place with an I-ring. Any solution for an EOS mount system? Any advice on where to get the actual netting?
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 04:04 PM

Black panty hose. You don't want to stop down any greater than a 4-5.6 or you start to see the net.

Edited by Tom Jensen, 14 April 2011 - 04:09 PM.

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#6 John Sprung

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 04:09 PM

I've never seen a net just draped over the matte box. The danger with that is that it wouldn't be even over the whole frame, and the unevenness could move. Clipping on the back of the lens works fine if you're going to leave the same one on for a long time. We used to glue pieces of net to a wire frame to go in the matte box. There's nothing special about the material, cutting up pantyhose was a fairly standard way to get it.




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