PULL BACK shot
Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:25 PM
I am very new to cinematography and need some basic guidelines to get me going. The challenge I am facing right now is to get a shot for the film I am shooting where I pull back (zoom out) from the cetral charachter's retina within his eye to a distance of about 2 feet from his face to get his entire face in the frame, without loosing focus at any point. I understand lenses would be involved in this challenge, but I know nothing of them and would greatly appreciate any guidance.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:03 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:10 PM
If using a still photography lens, it's probably a varifocal which won't hold focus through all parts of the zoom.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:25 PM
If you wanna go for a slightly weird effect you could further zoom into the retina with a digital zoom applied in post, might give it a sureal touch. And while you are filmming make sure you know the difference between a turtle and a tortoise or Leon will blast you away ;-)
Travis is right of course, the whole thing only works with a parfocal lens.