Here's a new music video I directed, shot, graded and edited recently, for the Finnish punk/thrash metal band RiESA (Loosely translates to Burden). It's in Finnish, but I find it quite interesting even if you're not well versed in Finno-ugric languages. Their new album is a concept album, depicting a protectivist, totalitarian state controlled by a single dictator, and led by fear and propaganda. This gave us a nice opportunity to play with some 1984-like imagery and I'm quite happy with the end result.
We did the video in essentially two days, with one day spent building the sets (the whole thing was shot in a basement of a local office) and one day of shoot. The interrogation room was mostly lit with practicals, with fluorescent tubes on the background and some IKEA spotlights lighting the posters. Only cinema lights used were two Aputure LED panels with diffusers used as fill lights. The jail cell was lit with one overhead 300W Fresnel and a 650W fresnel right outside the door to give us some heavy volumetric light. The propaganda scene was done simply with a home theatre video projector playing a video loop I prepared beforehand.
I shot the whole video using modern EF lenses but with a Cokin P Pastel filter. It's one of my favourite diffusion filters as it gives a gorgeous bloom effect on light sources without eating too much into microcontrast or fine detail. You can see this if you watch the video in 4K, some of the skin detail is pretty astounding imho. And, not to sound like a Blackmagic fanboy, but I have to say the Ursa Mini delivered in spades, again. It's a fine workhorse. Visually the biggest downside is the youtube compression, which introduces banding, even here where the original image has some added film grain.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, and if you guys have any questions about the production I'm happy to elaborate
Nearly mint condition Iscorama 2004 anamorphic lens
You have in front of you probably one of the most qualitative anamorphic lens ever made by Iscorama. The is a very rare lens, the last one ever sold on the web dates back to 2013.
This Iscorama 2004 is a monobloc lens composed of a Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron-R donor lens, and an Iscorama 42 MC anamorphic element (I would guess because of the shape, but the box says 36).
The lenses and the mount are precisely aligned, so no need for alignment anymore.
It results a sharp image, a little bit of deformation, and the famous anamorphic bokeh.
And... to finish well. The lens covers full frame sensors.
Technical specifications :
Brand : Isco Germany Model : Iscorama 2004 Lens Mount : Leica R Squeeze factor : 1.5x (1.42x to be precise) Focal : 50mm Horizontal field of view : 35mm Apertures : 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16 Aperture blades : 6 Front filter thread : 82mm Dimensions : 100x82x82mm Weight : 800g Package content : lens, front cap, rear cap, original box You can preview pictures of the lens here :
And pictures taken with the lens here :
The item is sold as is.
Price : make an offer. The lens will be sold to the best bid.