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[photo] Screenshot of Cinematographer William Wages during an interview

Case Study



Ability to Change Focal Lengths without Switching Lenses, Optical Quality and Size Top List of FUJINON Zoom Advantages

Not having to endure lens change breaks while filming “The Forgiven” was something the film’s stars told me they appreciated. When the actors are doing an intense scene, being able to reach down and zoom in 5mm to reframe and do another take can keep them in the performance. Therefore, when you cut it together, you see it. There’s no fluctuation from shot to shot or angle to angle, and that’s significant because ultimately, it’s about the actors. It’s about the story. That’s the reason I want to make movies. I want to tell stories, and this is a great lens for doing just that.

About William Wages, ASC

The winner of three ASC Awards, including ASC Career in Television honors in 2012, and two Emmy nominations, Wages is known for his sumptuous landscape and intimate photography in features such as Maya Angelou’s “Down in the Delta,” Roland Joffe’s “The Forgiven,” and Steven Spielberg’s TV mini-series “Into the West,” as well as his development of filmmaking tools that create more efficiency and transparency on set.