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#1 Luke Lenoir

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 12:46 PM

Not sure if this is the right place to post this but figured it was at least lens related...

...What is it called (in cinema) when a lens is stopped down enough for the b.g. and f.g. to both retain sharp focus and two or more focal points can be achieved. You see this a lot in Leone films, with one actor's face taking up half the frame and in the b.g. is another actor, also in focus.

Is there a "term" for this technique?
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#2 Luke Lenoir

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 12:58 PM

Like this...

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#3 John Salim

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:34 PM

Sergio Leone shot a lot of Techniscope ( 35mm 2 perf ) i.e... spaghetti westerns
and using this smaller frame film format with wide angle lenses stopped down gave
a very deep depth of field or 'deep focus'

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#4 Ron Dylewski

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:36 PM

Yea, deep focus is the term. Often done with a small stop, but also done with effects when time/lighting/whatever makes
doing it in-camera impractical. Not my fav movie of all time, but Gregg Toland did this a lot on "Citizen Kane." One famous
scene has someone watching Kane on a dias giving speech, while high up in the "cheap seats" someone s watching.
Both are in focus. It was a combination of two separate shots....
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#5 John Salim

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:38 AM

.....and there's the occasional use of split dioptre close-up lenses too !

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#6 Luke Lenoir

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:58 AM

Great...thanks!
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