By Sean Cunningham
All of Edgar Wright's films have had impressive or, at the very least, quite pleasing and slick cinematography and his most recent installment to his and Simon Pegg's "Cornetto Trilogy", The World's End, is no exception. There's a great feature article covering the style and technical approach to the film in the September issue of American Cinematographer Magazine (http://www.theasc.com/ac_magazine/September2013/current.php).
When it got to the lens selection for the anamorphic portions of the film (once the scifi madness kicks in) I wasn't at all surprised that Wright and his DP went for a classic sampling that included C-Series lenses for their greater character versus new cinema anamorphics. Wright likes to shine lights into the lens as much as anyone here (and he does it so much better than JJ Abrams). Coincidentally, Panavision made a discovery at their Woodland Hills location, a B-Series that Panavision had failed to catalog and been long forgotten.
Given the way a lot of discussions go around here over this anamorphic or that anamorphic, I had to smile when I read the part where this DP praises aberration and soft edges.
...and I always like when they go into this sort of detail, about working or target stops used on a film. Anyway, it's a nicely detailed story about a contemporary anamorphic film that's worth grabbing an issue for.
Only God Forgives is likewise covered in this issue, and though it's not anamorphic it is, very surprisingly, a mostly practicals show with very few cinema lights used. Having seen the film it's almost too hard to believe the information in the article.
By Sean Cunningham
Next to Bladerunner, my favorite film is Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia. I take a lot of heat for that with some of my friends but I don't care, it's beautiful and masterful. Anyway, I watched it for the first time in several years tonight with a friend that had never seen it before. I went looking for the trailer to show them and found this:
...his combination of anamorphic photography with steadicam is a favorite facet of mine.
By Mauri D.Galiano
IÂ´m a young video director from Madrid-spain, (www.MauriDGaliano.com)
I want to share with this great community my passion for vintage Anamorphic Lenses.
IÂ´ve been reading this forum a lot of times, but is the first time that i write something.
Allow me the honor to share my last Anamorphic video, a Drum cover for the Artist "Deivhook",the best Drummer in Spain.
I shoot this video with my basic set: Panasonic GH2 Flowmotion v2.2 + fd50mm 1.8 + Bolex Anamorphot 16/32 1.5x.
The Bolex is the little girl of all my lenses...the "jewel of the crown",
The rare 1.5x ratio suits perfect for almost everything, and its super-easy to make the double focus with it, in this video theres no flares, but this lens have the best flares iÂ´ve seen. Flare sooo easy, blue-deeply flares like Panavision C series. Mindblowing.
Now i have a clamp, from VidAtlantic,but im interested in upgrade to Redstan, iÂ´ve seen that redstan have a custom Clamp for the little brother of my lens, the 8/19 1.5x, And im asking myself if he has one custom clamp for my lens.
Someone can give me the contact of Redstan?
I hope that you enjoy the video!
If someone have a question about the lens, ask me!
PD: I already knows that i suck writing in english, sorry!