Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:36 PM
The reason I ask is there was an "iris vignetter" that was made for the Bolex, shown here:
And it was supposed to do this:
But Andrew Alden says in the Bolex Bible that the iris vignetter doesn't really work, that it just gave the effect of defocussed brackets coming in from the sides rather than a circular iris fade.
So, how were iris fades done professionally back in the day, and what would be the best way to do one today, outside of a digital effect?
Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:47 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:05 PM
I have a version for a 50's 8mm camera that is larger and fits in a matte box. It can sit a little further away from the front of the lens and is quite effective if the lens is stopped down a bit.