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Problem Solving on “Terminator: Dark Fate” (American Cinematographer)

Cinematographer Ken Seng explains how "imperfect, raw, and real" anamorphic lenses helped ground the look of the latest Terminator film.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton star in Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures’ “TERMINATOR: DARK FATE.”

“Making a Terminator film is often as much about confronting a legion of technical and logistical challenges as it is about facing off against killer robots from the future. This tension is mirrored in the story itself: a time-spanning tale of the struggle between humans and machines.” – Source: American Cinematographer

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Linda Hamilton, left, and Natalia Reyes star in Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures’ “TERMINATOR: DARK FATE.”

WHY THIS MATTERS:

Cinematographer Ken Seng explains how “imperfect, raw, and real” anamorphic lenses helped ground the look of the latest Terminator film to bring it back to the James Cameron era. “The Cameron movies were very grounded visually, he says. “The characters were real people that crazy s**t was happening to — and in his execution it didn’t seem absurd or farfetched.”

Read more: How Terminator: Dark Fate Made Adobe Premiere Pro Into a Better Multi-Editor Program

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