A quick video guide to shooting anamorphic (made by an actual user, not us).
Coming soon…the 1st ever Anamorphic Filmmakers Showcase hosted by www.Vid-Atlantic.com
A film fest of sorts, where we showcase unique short films shot Anamorphically, in CinemaScope or “in the spirit of” (Flare / Streak Filters, VFX, etc.) and we choose 1 winner!!
Judges, Prizes and other details soon to follow…
An anamorphic journey through the deserts of Dubai.
The cARTel fashion arrives to Dubai by Peter Richweisz
A great example of why anamorphic lenses are fun and addicting! Ironic shot on a GH2 by Fernando Andre
More clips from the upcoming Anamorphic Film Riot TV episode. Lenses and Clamps from www.Vid-Atlantic.com
With all the talk of the new BlackMagic camera and its small sensor (apprx 2.4x crop), many people are rightfully nervous to make the leap due to crop factors and wider depth of field. This may actually turn out to be the perfect camera for anamorphic lens lovers in the end…even more so if BMD listened to Andrew Reid’s (EOSHD) request to add a firmware update allowing a 4:3 shooting mode.
But the other main reason being that when using anamorphic lenses, it not only gives you back your wider field of view, it will also make your depth of field even narrower.
Basically, if you use a 2x anamorphic lens with a 100mm prime SLR lens, you will end up with a 50mm field of view but with a 100mm shallow depth of field. That’s one of the reasons filming with anamorphics looks so dramatic (along with vertical bokeh and flares).
Typically you can use an 85mm (or tighter) prime lens with an anamorphic lens on the full frame Canon 5D. Unless you’re lucky enough to have an Iscorama, in that case you can use a 50mm prime. So with the BlackMagic camera, you can finally use those 35mm SLR prime lenses with anamorphic lenses (and you can use 35mm prime lenses with our CineMorph filter as well with this camera).
So instead of ending up with an 85mm field of view on the BlackMagic camera, if you mount a 2x Isco Anamorphic lens to your 35mm prime (available at www.Vid-Atlantic.com) using our anamorphic lens Vamp Clamp, you will have a 42mm field of view along with 85mm shallow depth of field.
Problem solved ;) We’ll see I guess.
This will work with any other cameras in the future that are released with smaller sensor sizes…lets hope they also took Andrew Reid’s advice about the 4:3 sensor mode.
NEXT EXIT: Anamorphic Lens VS CineMorph Filter To see if anyone could tell the difference, we combined footage filmed with an Isco 1.75x lens and the CineMorph 58mm Filter. Both the Anamorphic lens and CineMorph filter were attached to an old Nikon 85mm f2 SLR Lens and filmed on the Canon 5D Mark II.
Lenses and Filters available at vid-atlantic.com/products
You can see all footage from this project shot with the Anamorphic Lens separately here:
You can see all footage from this project shot with the Cinemorph Filter separately here: vimeo.com/22715593
Music By Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans