Everything posted by Jonesy Jones
So, thanks to everyone for your help. I just recently discovered this forum. Man, where have I been hiding? "sorry but correct me if im wrong. no country was not shot with anamorphic lenses." "By the way, neither "The Matrix" nor "No Country For Old Men" was shot with anamorphic lenses." This I guess is just my mistake. I thought for sure they were anamorphic. I guess they were just printed to anamorphic for distribution? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec "in my experience it's the opposite... with anamorphics you get wider shots so in essence you almost always are using a longer focal length so to simulate the look you have to compress the depth a little using longer lenses and moving back..." You might be right. Thinking about what anamorphic lenses do makes my brain hurt. I'm looking forward to testing this out. But for some reason I'm still leaning toward thinking it's wider that I'm going for. But we'll see. "Short answer - use a spherical lens and crop top and bottom" This is what I was thinking. "Yes. Impossible." Are you referring to the look of anamorphic lenses, or the field of view? I'm not too worried about the look so much, just the field of view. And I don't really understand why the field of view would be impossible to replicate. Your just squeezing an image and then stretching it out again. But again, thinking about this makes my head hurt. I need to try it out to grasp it. Thanks again everyone.
So, for starters I have to admit right off the bat that I have not purchased and read the EOSHD Anamorphic guide. I have thought about getting it, but it kinda depends on the answer to my question. Recently I have been watching No Country For Old Men and The Matrix, two of my favorite films ever and I'm just so impressed by the look and feel of those films. They're both shot using the anamorphic process and it got me wondering if that look is ONLY achieved with anamorphism, or if it can also be achieved with a spherical system. Let me clarify what I am speaking of. I have NO interest in cool lens flares and almost no interest in oval bokehs. There does seem to be an interesting texture (if I may call it that) that comes with anamorphic lenses, but that still is not really what interests me. The thing I am interested in is the field of view. Is the field of view that is produced with anamorphic lenses IMPOSSIBLE to achieve with spherical lenses, or is it just EASIER to achieve with anamorphic? I can't help but think that I can just slap on a wider lens and move in closer (and of course chop off the top and bottom of the frame in post... gasp), but I've yet to really conduct a thorough test of this. I plan on doing a test in the next couple weeks when I have some time, but I thought maybe someone here already knew the answer. I'd really love your input, and if anyone has seen any tests on youtube or vimeo I'd love to check them out. Thanks in advance. jonesy