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Flattening anamorphic lenses

Roni Beraha
 

Hi there.

As I am reading November issue of American Cinematographer, for the film 'In the Cold' shot by Mandy Walker, there is a section where she talks about flattening anamorphic lenses and doing it for every film she does.

So my question is, Dan Sasaki does this by 'reducing the lenses' field curvature and astigmatism'.

So what is the result actually? An anamorphic lens with no anamorphic curves in the edges and just the flares?

Thank you for your input

Regards

Roni Beraha
Focuspuller
Istanbul 

Nick LaRovere
 

Roni,

My understanding is you would still be left with some of the signature looks of an anamorphic lens, such as its characteristic bokeh and general look, which isn’t insignificant. 

Depending on the lenses there would also be the way they handle color and the level of chromatic aberration.

If anyone thinks I’m mistaken feel free to correct me. This is just what I’ve learned from doing research and not from hands-on experience.

Nick LaRovere
Director and Producer
Arizona, USA

On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:24 AM Roni Beraha <eroniberaha@...> wrote:
Hi there.

As I am reading November issue of American Cinematographer, for the film 'In the Cold' shot by Mandy Walker, there is a section where she talks about flattening anamorphic lenses and doing it for every film she does.

So my question is, Dan Sasaki does this by 'reducing the lenses' field curvature and astigmatism'.

So what is the result actually? An anamorphic lens with no anamorphic curves in the edges and just the flares?

Thank you for your input

Regards

Roni Beraha
Focuspuller
Istanbul 

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Nick LaRovere
Director/Producer/Co-founder
Occulus Films
T 480-421-8043
www.occulusfilms.com

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Nick LaRovere
Director/Producer/Co-founder
Occulus Films
T 480-421-8043
www.occulusfilms.com