Smock’s very talented Director of Photography, Benjamin Gaskell, had an interview with Filmmaker Magazine speaking about his artistic vision and shooting with Lomo Anamorphic lenses on a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K during the latest episode of The Witness Project.
“There’s something really charming about shooting on Soviet era lenses for a project that’s telling the story of a victim of Communism. It’s ironic in a way.” – BEN GASKELL
“There’s one set up where she’s talking about being a beauty queen and working on films. We flipped the whole setup around and it’s lens flares galore. That’s one shot where it’s like “Hey, when I turn this up it’s going to look crazy, are you sure you want to keep this?” Everybody loved it. They said “Yes, it’s the look.”” – BEN GASKELL
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