DIY Anamorphic Lens Filter - 1€ tutorial - PROlike #4


Uploaded by JKProduktion on 12.08.2012

Transcript:
Hey everybody, welcome to PROlike gear, where we make builds for your set looking and working like professional products but being inexpensive.
My name is Jano Kaltenbach and I like to welcome you to the new episode. It took some time to produce it, I am sorry about that - I had a lot to do.
Today we have this: The PROlike Anamorphic Lens Filter. An anamorphic lens is used in professional cinematograhpy to crop the image without the lose of quality.
And there are some sideeffects of this procedure: 1. an oval shaped bokeh and 2. streaking lens flares.
Both of these effects you can see in many professional made movies. Some days ago I saw a filter on the internet that can be mounted on a DSLR camera and it adds
Both of these effects you can see in many professional made movies. Some days ago I saw a filter on the internet that can be mounted on a DSLR camera and it adds
streaking lensflares and the oval shaped bokeh. So it looks like you are filming with a real anamorphic lens.
The filter is pretty cheap - something like 100€ - compared to an anamorphic lens for 10000€. But for me this is still a lot of money to spend - so I build it for myself for around 1€! Check out the trailer!
You see? Looks a lot more like a real film look. With no post production at all! So let me show you how to build this little thing.
You just need three simple parts: Something to mount the filter to your camera. You can fold a simple cup out of paper or use a broken UV filter like I did.
Then we need black paper and a scissor. And last but not least a transparent string or fishing line. We cut out an oval shape with the sizes of given in the template under this link.
then we have to glue the string straight through the center of the oval shape and add everything to our filter mount.
And that's already everything - you just saved 100 or even 10000 €!
One important thing is that you need to use very fast lense with something like 50mm or tighter for cropped frame cameras like the t2i for example. I used the fixed 50mm 1.8 in the example shots.
And that's everything! Go out and use this little great baby - thanks for watching! See you again at the next episode - follow me on twitter - and good bye!