THTRFLM 2FA3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Normal Lens, Shallow Focus, Silent Film

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A way to identify a wide angle lens and telephoto lens is to compare it to a normal lens. A normal lens recreates an on the screen around it- the distance between objects is perceived to be similar to the way we perceive objects, there is no distortion. O(cid:374)e thi(cid:374)g that(cid:859)s attracti(cid:448)e to fil(cid:373) (cid:373)akers (cid:449)ith the (cid:374)or(cid:373)al le(cid:374)s, is that is looks as if we were there. Zoom lens- late 1950s came into effect: movement of the lens, the possibility of changing focal lens within a lens. Telephoto lens flattens all the planes, foregrounds, mid-ground and background. = the actual amount of space any given lens can produce in sharp focus. Wide angle lens provide a greater depth of field than normal or telephoto lens. Important not confuse depth of field, which is a property of lenses and matter of focus, with deep space, belongs to the realm of mise-en-scene.

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