"The choice to shoot anamorphic for Stratton was partly for the aspect ratio, but also because I like the characteristics of anamorphic lenses and the way they render 3D space into a 2D image. I tested the Cooke Anamorphics and immediately liked what I saw. They render a sharp image that holds contrast and colour separation beautifully. Beyond technical performance, they've got soul.
It’s about the feeling you get from the image. We chose Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses as our main set of prime lenses for 'Stratton'. I kept the lighting very natural throughout the shoot, but with a clear sense of sources and direction inspired by what the locations offered. We had a wide range of shooting conditions, from bright sunny beaches to urban night exteriors, and dark scenes underwater inside a pipe that was mainly lit by torches and lights that we prepared to look like coloured glow sticks. I was really impressed with how the Cooke Anamorphics held the colour and contrast equally well in each situation. They brought out all the nuances within each shot.”
– Felix Wiedemann, Director of Photography,