Anamorfake Until You Make It Course – Now on MZed

If you can’t justify the cost of anamorphic lenses or adapters, but still want to play around with the anamorphic look, you’re in luck. Anamorphic extraordinaire Tito Ferradans is back with another series of videos – complete with an ebook guide – and this time it’s all about “fake” the anamorphic look without breaking the bank.

“Anamorfake It Until You Make It” is now available to stream on MZed, and as an exclusive bonus, MZed Pro members can download the companion ebook plus bonus materials for free.

How and why to simulate the anamorphic look?

While there’s no replacement for true anamorphic glass, which lets you get that ultra-wide shot without an ultra-wide-angle look, there are a few ways to get some of the anamorphic looks with the gear. which you may already have.

For starters, you can simply add letterbox and lens flare effects in post. In the ebook guide, Tito walks you through the process he uses to simulate the anamorphic look in the editing phase.

But if you want to mimic the anamorphic look of the camera, there are ways to add oval inserts in front of your lens, so as to give you that anamorphic bokeh without losing too much light.

Not convinced yet? Here is a short film that Tito made using only Anamorfake lens mods and post-production techniques.

To open the door. Source: MZed

Anamorfake until you do – lesson descriptions

Lasting over two hours, this course contains a wealth of information on how to fake an anamorphic look. Here is an overview of what the lessons illustrate:

Why Anamorfake It? A cheap option for the anamorphic look

How do you create the anamorphic look without using anamorphic glass? And why? Because it’s cheaper, faster, and maybe even easier than the traditional anamorphic path.

The ready-to-use anamorphic look! Cheap Anamorfake Options

is anamorphic worth that much?  -Tito Ferrandas
Is it anamorphic with so many? Image source: MZed

These are the most solutions on the market for “anamorphic” your visuals – and they are all cheaper than anamorphic adapters.

Simulate anamorphic flares in camera

We've reached peak lens flare - Tito Ferrandas
Simulate an anamorphic sequence. Image source: MZed

Let’s take a look at all the non-anamorphic techniques you can use to create in-camera flares. The budget ranges from $2 to $200 with many options in between that you can start using right away.

Make Any Lens “Anamorphic” – Modifications and Oval Inserts

Create the anamorphic look for less!  -Tito Ferrandas
Create the anamorphic look for less! Image source: MZed

This lesson covers in depth how to choose the best lenses to simulate the anamorphic look and how to design oval inserts to give you the best results in terms of performance and light loss.

Modification of Rokinon / Samyang lenses

Anamorfake any goal - Tito Ferrandas
Anamorfake any objective. Image source: MZed

Time to start modifying some Rokinon/Samyang lenses to deliver the anamorphic look with oval bokeh. In this lesson you will find step-by-step instructions for opening and modifying seven lenses.

Vintage anamorphic look by modifying Contax Zeiss lenses

In this lesson you will find detailed instructions on how to open and edit six Contax Zeiss lenses.

Creating an Anamorphic Look in Post – Aspect Ratio, Lens Flares, Distortion, etc.

Add it in Post - create the anamorphic look - Tito Ferrandas
Create the anamorphic look. Image source: MZed

How do you simulate the anamorphic look in your editing software? In this lesson, Tito talks about aspect ratio, lens flare, distortion, and more.

Mix anamorphic lenses + anamorfake techniques to boost your visual style

Anamorphic + Anamorfake mixing the two worlds - Tito Ferrandas
Mix the two worlds. Image source: MZed

Go behind the scenes of a short film production as Tito shows you how you can mix anamorphic lenses and anamorfake techniques to add a unique flair to your visuals.

BONUS: What is a HYBRID anamorphic lens? All about Vantage MiniHawks

What are Anamorphic Hybrid Lenses?  -Tito Ferrandas
What are Anamorphic Hybrid Lenses? Image source: MZed

After covering a ton of cheap ways to create the anamorphic look without anamorphic glass, Tito takes a bottomless budget approach with MiniHawks, the world’s fanciest anamorfake lenses.

BONUS: Opening the Door – A short film simulating the anamorphic look

“Opening The Door” is a short film to showcase the anamorphic look without using anamorphic glass. Tito and his team used various modified lenses and post-production tricks to create the visuals here.

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