Intro to Cinema notes April 20

Intro to Cinema notes April 20 - -Nodal camera mounted so...

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Intro to Cinema April 20 Wall-E Director: Andrew Stanton Anamorphic cinematography -Characteristic mode of widescreen cinema in 1950s-70s -During cinematography, anamorphic lens squeezes a wide field of view onto the square film frame -During projection, a corrective lens stretches out the squeezed frame to produce a widescreen image -Cinemascope - what 20th century fox called it -Anamorphic lenses produce characteristic forms of optical distortion -Wall-E emulates many of these to give the CGI a photographic look -Required Pixar to create new algorithms -Pixar's widescreen movies had always been scope extractions -And used nodal cameras
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Unformatted text preview: -Nodal camera - mounted so as to pan/tilt at the optical center of the lens. Produces no parallax. Pixar's virtual cameras had always been nodal.-Limited 'sweet spot' for anamorphic lens-Barrel distortion - a curvature put on straight lines-Optical breathing - field displacement-Anamorphic field curvature - when panning camera-Lens flare - spiked =light entered lens and bounces around lens-spike and hexagonal shape of camera iris-Erratic zoom-Bokeh - out of focus highlights - varies by lens - with anamorphic lenses it becomes elipses. Out of focus lights become eliptical-2001 reference - "Thus Spake Zarathustra"...
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