What is a Split Diopter and Why You Should Use It!

Adams discusses what is a split diopter and why you should use it!

A split diopter (or split focus diopter) is a diopter lens cut in half which creates a second focal point. It is a great way to make you stand out as a filmmaker and achieve deep focus without the need to a lot of light.

Timeline

  • 0:00 – Shallow Focus and Deep Focus
  • 1:12 – The Split Diopter and what it does
  • 4:11 – Who uses the split diopter
  • 5:52 – Using a Split Diopter to Edit
  • 7:28 – Split Diopter Example 1
  • 8:32 – Split Diopter Example 2
  • 10:00 – Staging a split diopter shot
  • 10:59 -Split Diopter Example 3
  • 11:30 – Split diopters take time
  • 13:35 – Hiding the split diopter line
  • 15:24 – Split Diopter Example 4
  • 16:09 – Conclusions

Watch FM 132.9 here!

Watch Pineapple here!

Watch Turn Around here!

Back to the Thoughts Page!