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#1 Andy Joyce

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:20 PM

I anyone familiar with the Mesmer lens effect? I'm not sure if it was some sort of tilt-shift lens or something else. It was common in music videos and creepy movies. It has the appearance of the frame distorting like someone pivoting the image on a mirror into the camera. It was surprisingly effective but I can't find a discussion on it anywhere. Maybe it was called something else.

 

I would be cool to learn how to do it.


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#2 Rob Featherstone

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:30 PM

I worked on a music video years ago.  I was the loader but we had a "mesmerizer"  It was an anamorphic element that was housed so it could spin thus creating distortion.  

 

here's a thread about it.

 

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=45517


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#3 Andy Joyce

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:40 PM

Cool, thanks. I didn't know it was such a fancy/expensive gizmo.


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#4 Carol Bunn

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:19 AM

Expensive..?? What was the price of this gizmo..??

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