'John Wick: Chapter 2' Continues Action with ARRI

"John Wick: Chapter 2" is that rare thing: a sequel to a hit movie that is even better received than the original.
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John Wick: Chapter 2 is that rare thing: a sequel to a hit movie that is even better received than the original. Reteaming star Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski, the second outing brings in cinematographer Dan Laustsen, DFF, who chose ARRI/Zeiss Master Anamorphic lenses for the film.

"One of the reasons I chose the Master Anamorphics was because they are so sharp from corner to corner, and from bottom to top as well," Laustsen says. "I'm not a big fan of anamorphic fall-off, especially not for this film. We wanted a slick, high-contrast look for the movie, and that old-style anamorphic softness would not have worked.

"On the first film, they worked with different anamorphic lenses but found it hard to control the flare, so they basically had to shoot the night exteriors with spherical lenses. I wanted to approach it another way and I talked to Chad about shooting everything anamorphic, rather than jumping back and forth between the two.

"We shot a lot of tests to find the right lenses, and I have no doubt that we made the right choice," the cinematographer concludes. "All the films I've done for the last few years have been with the Master Primes, which for my money are the best lenses on the planet."


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