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A Sunday of February with Velvet 56 | Anita Perminova

  • 2 min read

I’ve always been a huge fan of the diffused film glow, you know those softened highlights and dreamy haze in many Hollywood films, especially from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Can you imagine my reaction when I realized that I could get the look I loved right in-camera and I didn’t have to bring my footage into Premiere Pro and emulate the effect in post!

It reduces the contrast of fine detail giving the skin a more flawless look.

Another reason why filmmakers strive to create this sort of haze and glow is to soften the skin and give the face a more flawless look. The

It’s a fantastic lens to get closer and tell the story better.

The beauty of this lens is that it is a great lens to get closer and capture those closeup shots that give more impact to the entire film and help to understand the story better. Close-ups help us see emotions and expressions and the more we get closer the more intense they get.

I shot this entire film using the Velvet 56 lens. I was unsure of how I would feel about using only this lens. Although, I had a feeling it would be a perfect lens to tell a short story of our every day on a gloomy Sunday morning in February (the weather is moody, it is dark outside, the light is on, February it is!) Perfect for some family time at home and doing what we love to do the most - cooking, building Lego, playing the piano.

In a nutshell, the Velvet 56 stunned me with how it makes our everyday life look like beautiful art!

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