How to Choose the Right Focal Lengths

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  7 Minutes of Instructional Video, In-Depth Written Breakdown, Equipment Breakdown List, Diagrams    –Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Have you ever wondered what a 14mm pushed in close looks like on a face compared to the same size shot on a 135mm.  Well in this lesson you will immediately understand distortion, how effects the face, what works and what doesn’t.  This is so important for the Entry Level filmmaker because.  Get in there.

  • Understanding the importance of focal length.
  • How different focal lengths can tell different stories.
  • The unique ability of changing perspective with lenses.
  • The theory behind the right lens for the job.
  • How to keep you story in mind when crafting your shot list.


<<<Dan H>>> I always love seeing these comparisons. It really helps to visualize how you want a scene to feel.
<<<Brandon J>>> *The moment when everything finally makes sense*  This is a ton of great info.
<<<John>>>Outstanding information. Love how specific you are! You have just saved me hours of trial and error!
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c3l3x 12 days ago

Nice comparison, but without knowing the crop factor you shot at, it’s hard to translate this to other cameras/setups. Was this shot in S35 mode?

FrGiuliani 11 days ago

Great lesson !!! But i have a question: I use the blackmagic micro cinema camera + metabones speedbooster and my crop factor is 1.75. The 24mm lens become 42mm on my camera but lens distortion that I lerned in the lesson will be the same ? Thank you.