CineD Focus Check Ep06 – Anamorphic Lens Talk with Markus Förderer, ASC, Cineflares & Shooting “Constellation”

We welcome our first guest on the podcast! Markus Förderer, ASC, is a German-born DP currently working in L.A. on exciting shows such as “Constellation” for Apple+ and big movies such as “Red Notice”.

We talk to him about his path to Hollywood, his love for anamorphic lenses, and his very own platform, which lets you compare the flare characteristics of different lenses.

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Show chapters:

(00:00:00) Introduction 

(00:01:36) Markus’s background and history

(00:02:49) What’s it like being a DP in L.A.?

(00:04:43) Using anamorphic lenses for filming Constellation

(00:09:58) The Ronin 4D used in high-end shoots 

(00:20:32) How does Markus choose a camera?

(00:27:29) A short history of RED cameras

(00:30:52) Can mirrorless cameras be used in major productions?

(00:32:37) What will Nikon’s acquisition of RED bring in the future?

(00:35:42) The current situation in Hollywood and AI threat

(00:42:19) Technology and artistry

(00:45:29) Introducing Cineflares.com

(00:53:48) What is Markus’ dream anamorphic lens?

(01:02:34) Advancements in technology over the last years

(01:08:17) Lens look – clean vs. character

We hope you enjoyed this episode!

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