Leicester, UK – 13 June 2018 – Cooke Optics is pleased to reveal that its Anamorphic/i lens range was used to capture a period look on the British football comedy The Bromley Boys, released on 1 June 2018.
The film, set in the late 1960s, is based on an autobiographical novel by Dave Roberts, telling the story of a hapless supporter of ‘the worst football team in the country’ – Bromley FC.
“Given the time period of The Bromley Boys, we felt that anamorphic photography would suit the subject matter and style best,” said cinematographer Bart Sienkiewicz. “We tested the Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses against other modern anamorphic lenses and we really appreciated the strong characteristics and vintage anamorphic look of the Cooke range.”
Sienkiewicz used a range of focal lengths from the range including 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 135mm.
“The fast T-stop of the lenses allowed us to shoot some night exterior scenes with minimal lighting, using available street light and shooting wide open T2.3 while still maintaining a sharp image,” said Sienkiewicz.
Like all Cooke lenses, the Anamorphic/i range is designed from the ground up to offer superb optical and mechanical performance for motion picture and TV production. The lenses are true, front anamorphics with distortion, veiling glare, flares, bokeh and all aberrations controlled at all apertures over the whole field of view.
“What I really like about the Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses are the great anamorphic look - the lenses have a great character - and the sharpness and contrast of the lenses even at wide open. They also offer great build quality and consistency across the range," Sienkiewicz concludes.