I read recently about a very interesting challenge, the 52 Week Photography Challenge (for anyone bad at math, that's a year). My first thought was "Well that sounds fun, I like to shoot photography." Although the relationship between photography and cinematography is quite close, there are obviously still differences. Sure, shooting photo's would still be helpful in keeping my passion flowing and helping my level of expertise as a cinematographer grow, but it gave me an idea that sounded even more challenging!
Recently I purchased a vintage Bausch and Lomb 2X Anamorphic projector lens that I in turn adapted to shoot anamorphic footage with. As I am new to anamorphic filming in general, it is going to be a huge learning experience overall. So that's where the idea clicked. My 52 Week Photography Challenge became the 52 Week Anamorphic Cinematography challenge!
The original challenge (that I found) was created by Dogwood Photography. More information on the challenge as well as each week's subject matter can be found on their website here.
What my challenge will be is to follow all of the same subject matter outlined, but I will be filming video with my anamorphic setup instead of stills. This obviously entails certain differences so here are the basic changes/rules that I will be following:
If you decide to also try this challenge, please share your work each week in the comments section for that week! I hope to see many more people join me in this challenge!