We are delighted to offer a film service using anamorphic lenses, and we also have an anamorphic lens for our aerial drones.
Anamorphic lenses are specialty tools that affect how images get projected onto the camera sensor. They were primarily created so that a wider range of aspect ratios could fit within a standard film frame, but since then, cinematographers have become accustomed to their unique look.
Two classes of lenses are typically used in production: spherical and anamorphic. Spherical are more common and are the assumed lens type unless specified otherwise. Spherical lenses project images onto the sensor without affecting their aspect ratio. On the other hand, anamorphic lenses project a version of the image that is compressed along the longer dimension (usually by a factor of two). Therefore, anamorphic lenses require subsequent stretching, in post-production or at the projector, to be properly displayed.
Using anamorphic lenses does not suit every project or property. Those that are looking for a cinematic look would do well to use our anamorphic service. Luxury homes would be a good example of when anamorphic services would complement such high-value property.