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British production firms spend big on 'vintage lenses' to profit from period drama boomToo Sharp Lenses Anamorphic Vintage British period drama
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:05 AM
Why is the author calling anamorphic lenses 'vintage'? Plus, Downton Abbey and Alien (not sure about Polark) are shot with spherical lenses.
In other words, I have a feeling she doesn't know what she's talking about.
Edited by Leon Liang, 07 January 2016 - 10:08 AM.
Posted 07 January 2016 - 11:28 AM
I'd be very surprised if anything on TV was shot 'Scope.
Incidentally I did notice a" clapper/loader" credit on Dickensian last night.
Edited by Mark Dunn, 07 January 2016 - 11:34 AM.
Posted 07 January 2016 - 11:54 AM
Who knows, maybe television DPs will start shooting 1.3x anamorphic on 4-perf Super 35 or 4:3 mode on the Alexa. I think that's what Linus Sandgren did on Gus Van Sant's Promised Land.
Posted 07 January 2016 - 12:52 PM
A friend of mine is shooting Poldark and it is spherical.
Regarding anamorphic for TV it is as easy as putting an anamorphic lens in the camera and frame for 16:9.
Have a good day.
Posted 07 January 2016 - 01:50 PM
Lots of TV have been shot anamorphic just because its nice to get the flares and Bokha . " Vikings" shot in Ireland has used anamorphics for certain scenes great with the way it is shot lots of candles and hot windows .
Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:48 PM
We used anamorphics on Vikings on season 2 and 3.. not anymore!
Posted 07 January 2016 - 09:42 PM
Just watched an episode of 'The Shannara Chronicles' on MTV and it sure looks like they shoot with 2x scope lenses for a 1.78 aspect ratio as well. Looks pretty damn good for tv.
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