Shooting an Anamorphic Music Video in 1950s Ultrascope

Just shot a music video for the singer/songwriter Michael Puall. The entire project was shot in 2.4 to 1 anamorphic using the RED EPIC. I used a set of LOMO Anamorphic set when shooting Michael’s performance pieces, and shot the cowboy-hat-wearing starlet using an original 1950s Zeiss Ultrascope lens.

With the Ultrascope, I shot both stopped down (for a sharper image) and wide open (at a blazingly fast F2!) when I wanted a beautiful dream-like quality for our leading lady. The images you can create with these lenses have a definite dream like quality. They don’t look modern in any way, and that’s why I like them. Here’s an ungraded straight to Vimeo bit of raw footage:

There’s something about this shot that almost looks like it’s computer generated, but it’s completely done optically and in-camera.

Here are a couple pics:

Zeiss Ultrascope 85mm Lens at F5.6 (Frame Grab)

Zeiss Ultrascope 85mm Lens at F5.6 (Frame Grab)

Zeiss Ultrascope 85mm Lens at F2 (Frame Grab)

Zeiss Ultrascope 85mm Lens at F2 (Frame Grab)

 
I’ll post the entire music video when it’s done.
 
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  1. Blake

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