This post is part of a series called Cinematic Shot Choices.
When you shoot with a short lens, it affects the way all your video looks. Not only does this lens give you a wide view of the scene, but it changes the speed that people and objects appear to move within a scene. It can even change the way that camera moves look and feel. You can enhance all your video work when you know the strengths and benefits of the short lens.
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).