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Fix It In Post by Jack James

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Figure 3.1 © Lee Jordan (www.flickr.com/people/leejordan).

Chapter 3Fixing Lens Problems

 

“ So distorted and thin, where will it end? ”—Joy Division

 

 

Postproduction begins with the lens. While aspects such as set design, lighting, and wardrobe all combine to create the overall mood of a shot, the camera lens determines what will actually be seen, discarding everything that doesn't come under its gaze. This process of culling is repeated throughout the postproduction chain, most notably through editing, and is irreversible —you can't recover detail that wasn't originally shot.

The lens itself introduces its own compendium of problems. Lenses ...

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