Whether you love or hate Zack Snyder’s latest flick, Army of the Dead (which I have now watched since my last post about it), it sure did have some beautiful cinematography. One shot in particular really stands out. It’s the Michael Bay-esque spinning shot around our heroes as they blast away with their weapons while being told the plan for… Ok, if you haven’t seen it, stop reading now, because there will likely be spoilers here.
If you’ve already seen it, you know which scene I’m talking about – and if you haven’t, watch the trailer above and you’ll figure it out. But that isn’t the only part where we see the ultra-shallow depth of field effect being used to give Las Vegas its slightly surreal appearance. But how did they do it? In an interview with Cinema Blend, Snyder puts it down to the Canon “Dream” 50mm f/0.95 lens.