I'm new to this forum so just wanted to say it's a fantastic resource for us filmmakers so cheers guys!
I have some questions about setting a 35mm camera for Super 35, Anamorphic or Academy.
Can one achieve a 2.40/2.35/2.39:1 image by shooting with anamorphic lenses through a standard gate?
Does one need to lengthen the height of the gate in order to accommodate the slightly taller gate required for the anamorphic process?
Is a standard gate matted to produce a 1.375:1 Academy ratio image or does the standard gate natively achieve this? I was under the impression that Academy ratio 1.375:1 was a project aspect ratio which was achieved by masking the image.
A side question: Do many productions shoot anamorphically on a Super 35 frame and then in the DI crop the sides to achieve a 2.35/2.39/2.40:1 aspect ratio? With the advantage of scanning these days I wonder if this is a viable option.