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