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Cooke Optics Anamorphic i Special Flair Lenses Bring Big Screen Epic Saga Feel to Star Trek: Picard Posted: 29/01/2020
Cooke Optics Anamorphic i Special Flair Lenses Bring Big Screen Epic Saga Feel to Star Trek: Picard

DP Philip Lanyon goes for a different look for follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation while remaining true to the TV and film franchise

Star Trek: Picard, the highly anticipated streaming series from CBS All Access, relied on two complete sets of Cooke Optics Anamorphic/i SF (“Special Flair”) lenses to tell the story for the follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation, and centres on Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in the next chapter of his life. Director of Photography Philip Lanyon’s goal was to give this new series a big movie adventure epic saga feel — while keeping fans in a familiar visual world.

“Almost all of the Star Trek movies have been shot using anamorphic lenses and so is the [CBS All Access] Star Trek: Discovery series, which switched to Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses in its second season,” explained Lanyon. “I was given the opportunity to shoot the second season’s sixth episode and I just fell in love with the Cooke lenses. I tested a lot of lenses for Picard and a lot of different looks. But in the end, the Cooke Anamorphic/i SF lenses gave me the exact look and control I wanted.”

 

 

 

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Cooke Optics presents new 65mm Macro Anamorphic i Prime lens at IBC 2015 Posted: 15/07/2015
Cooke Optics presents new 65mm Macro Anamorphic i Prime lens at IBC 2015

A production unit of the new 65mm Macro Anamorphic/i 2x Prime lens will be available to view on Cooke Optics stand 11.D10 at IBC 2015, alongside the Academy Award®-winning companys acclaimed 5/i, Anamorphic/i, S4/i and miniS4/i lens ranges. Cooke will also reveal more details about its highly anticipated Anamorphic/i Zoom lens which was announced at NAB 2015, and in addition will present a major update to its /i Squared Technology metadata system.

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Cooke Optics to ship new Anamorphic i lenses by NAB 2015 Posted: 05/03/2015
Cooke Optics to ship new Anamorphic i lenses by NAB 2015

Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, has pledged to start shipping the 25mm and 135mm Anamorphic/i lenses by NAB 2015. The new lenses, announced at IBC 2014, will further enhance the range which currently includes 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm models.

Tags: Cooke Optics | NAB | Anamorphic | Anamorphic/i | 25mm | 135mm | 5/i | S4/i | miniS4/i | NAB 2015 | NAB 2015
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