The Five Pillars of Anamorphic
Hosted by Dan Sasaki, Panavision’s senior vice president of optical engineering, the Five Pillars of Anamorphic video series provides an in-depth analysis of the visual characteristics that make anamorphic imagery stand apart from spherical.
The Artistry of Anamorphic: An introduction to the Five Pillars of Anamorphic.
The Five Pillars of Anamorphic – Magnification & Perspective: Exploring the qualities that lend anamorphic capture a more natural perspective than Super 35.
The Five Pillars of Anamorphic – Disproportionate Breathing: Offering a close look at the distinct breathing characteristics that result from the different powers between an anamorphic lens' vertical and horizontal axes.
The Five Pillars of Anamorphic – Flare: Shining a light on the unique flare characteristics of various series of Panavision anamorphic optics.
The Five Pillars of Anamorphic – Bokeh: Examining the elliptical shape of out-of-focus elements in an anamorphic image.
The Five Pillars of Anamorphic – Organic Focus Roll-Off: Investigating anamorphic imagery’s natural focus cues and pleasing balance between foreground and background.
The Aesthetics of Anamorphic in Film and Digital: Detailing the anamorphic optics chosen — and the modifications made — for a number of projects.