This post is part of a series called Cinematic Shot Choices.
The medium lens creates shots that look like normal human vision, but when used creativity this can still lead to cinematic imagery. For shooting camera moves, conversations or when opening a scene, the medium lens is more than a compromise. Used well, this lens is as powerful as any other.
Christopher Kenworthy (born 1968) is an Australian writer and former film director. He is the author of two novels, The Winter Inside and The Quality of Light for Serpent's Tail, along with a short story collection, Will You Hold Me? and the chapbook Sullom Hill. His fiction has been widely praised by authors such as Michael Moorcock, and anthologised in books such as The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Born in Preston, England, he moved to Australia in 1997 and began a directing career which lasted until 2013. His Master Shots books are best-sellers for Michael Wiese Books. He is the director of The Sculptor. He won the Award For Directing (WA Screen Awards) in 2007. He directed many music videos, including Dreaming Light for Anathema (band).