Argentina’s Julián Apezteguia brings life to Pablo Trapero’s award-winning 1980’s period piece El Clan

Cooke lenses bring cinematic film feel to Alexa XT digital cinematography

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“We decided to give the film a strong optical personality, and for this we chose Cooke Anamorphic lenses with an Alexa XT 4:3 camera,” said Apezteguia. “I feel the way the anamorphics render perspectives, and the unique way they twerk the out-of-focus part of the image — what’s behind the subject in focus — gives the Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses a unique look that is perfect for generating the feeling of a strange place or situation.”

Apezteguia relied on a host of other optical techniques, such as split field diopters, starting or finishing a shot with the image out of focus and even taking the lens out of the camera while recording. All of this helped build the optical personality.

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