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Old May 11th, 2005, 12:15 AM   #1
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How to Acheive the Eyes Wide Shut Look

I was watching eyes wide shut and I love the way it looks photography wise... What is it that gives it its unique look? Is it a wide angle lens? Is it that Kubrick used 70-mm posed to 35? Is it something else?
Furthermore, If I wanted to make my digital film look as close to it as I could. What should I do with my XL2 to achieve as similar as possible?

Anyone have ideas?
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Old May 11th, 2005, 01:18 AM   #2
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Well, for one thing it's OAR is 4:3...but I dont think that's what you're talkinga bout.
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Old May 11th, 2005, 09:03 AM   #3
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The late great Mr Kubrick had a strong affection for 10mm -ish lenses, usually shot from slightly lower than normal height. In XL2 terms this would equate to 2.0- 2.5mm. The best lens attachment you could possibly get to achieve this is a Zeiss Distagon Aspheron
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Old May 11th, 2005, 01:57 PM   #4
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What is OAR 4:3 ?
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Old May 11th, 2005, 02:08 PM   #5
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Tyson, that's the aspect ratio of the frame. 4:3 in this case, same as a normal TV set. In other words, it was standard 35mm, not panavision or superscope, which would be much wider than it is tall.
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Probably, by "OAR," he meant "Original Aspect Ratio."
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