View Full Version : Macro For Video..?


cmnervegna
07-18-2011, 05:19 AM
Hey guys, so I have this problem. I fell in love with close up and sharp shots. And after watching this episode of Dexter, they had a whole scene of him getting ready but really close up. I'm pretty sure that was a macro lens. But what I want to know before I buy one is, what are your views on macro lens for cinematography.

The one I was looking at is :

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/194451-USA/Canon_4657A006_100mm_f_2_8_USM_Macro.html

Thanks for reading. :)

Gonzo_Entertainment
07-18-2011, 08:23 AM
Mostly used for "cutaways". A regular 135 telephoto lens works for what we think of as a "closeup" where a person's whole face fills the frame.

Uranium City
07-18-2011, 08:38 AM
I use a macro adapter all the time, mostly for inserts as gonzo said. Even cheap ones usually get the job done well enough. Don’t forget proper lighting...it still applies.

Flicker Pictures
07-18-2011, 08:56 AM
I love macro shots, but use them sparingly for best impact. Check out the film NOVEMBER http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368089/ for some really slick shots.

cmnervegna
07-18-2011, 09:38 AM
I want to try to find a Link to this scene in Dexter. I say it last night and it caught my eye. I feel it would be a nice addiction to my collection on lenses.

Ernest Worthing
07-18-2011, 12:59 PM
Just remember, the HD format is not very flattering that close up. If you're going for ECU, concentrate on proper make up and lighting.

Dreadylocks
07-18-2011, 01:03 PM
I want to try to find a Link to this scene in Dexter. I say it last night and it caught my eye. I feel it would be a nice addiction to my collection on lenses.

Are you talking about the opening credits?

cmnervegna
07-18-2011, 02:16 PM
The scene was like him getting ready. He was shaving, putting his clothes on. Tying his shoes, etc. It was the second episode of the first season. It was right in the beginning.

Dreadylocks
07-18-2011, 04:44 PM
That sounds exactly like the opening credits...

brettzdamn
07-18-2011, 05:42 PM
That sounds exactly like the opening credits...

It sounds to me like hes talking about the opening credits also lol

Ernest Worthing
07-18-2011, 05:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhKRhk49iqQ