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All About Shooting Anamorphic

In a downloadable 8-page report on Film and Digital Times, Jon Fauer goes through the fundamentals of shooting anamorphic.

He writes, “Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Bridge on the River Kwai, Evita — if you were enthralled by the look of these classic ’Scope films, you may be considering anamorphic lenses for your next production…[This report] includes “shopping lists” of most of the anamorphic lenses out there, a page on Anamorphic Math, explaining the difference between 1.3x and 2x squeeze, 16:9 and 4:3 sensors, and how 2.39:1 on screen begins life as 1.195:1 in the camera aperture (divide by 2).”

Read more and download the report here.