Panavision Primo Primes are the ultimate lenses.
They produce cinema film-quality imagery that will blow you away.
The contrast range is perfect because you have all of the highlight detail, as well as wonderful gradation into the shadows.
They flare beautifully and have a greater depth of field than most still lenses.
However, the best attribute of the lens is that focus pullers know how to use them and will deliver in-focus imagery.
Be aware of the large sensor in the Canon 5D Mark II camera. The widest lens that does not vignette the sensor is a 35mm.
About Filmmakers Academy Cinematographer Mentor Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Director of photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC works at the forefront of cinema as a storyteller, innovator, and discerning collaborator, who brings more than three decades of experience to his art. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the International Cinematographers Guild/Local 600, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Hurlbut frequently joins forces with great directors: McG’s Netflix Rim of the World and The Babysitter, plus Warner Bros. We Are Marshall and Terminator: Salvation; Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed and Act of Valor; and Gabriele Muccino’s There Is No Place Like Home and Fathers and Daughters. His additional film credits include Semi-Pro; The Greatest Game Ever Played; Into the Blue; Mr 3000; Drumline; 11:14, which earned Hurlbut a DVDX nomination; and The Skulls. Notably, his television credits include the first season of AMC’s Into the Badlands.
A filmmaker’s Theory of Everything designed for on set decision-makers
- 7 Lessons
- 1.3 hours of instructional videos
Lens Theory is an essential breakdown of understanding not only how the lenses resolve but also how they feel. What is emotion of your story? Your lens is the soul of your creation.
In this course, you’ll learn how lens choice impacts the story to pull your audience in. Expect to find how a lens theory creates emotion in a scene, understand how lens language can convey specific characters, and utilize color temperature of a lens, the flaring of a lens, and the resolving power of a lens to create emotional impact.