SFX Secrets: The Split Diopter Lens

In this video essay, Fandor takes a look at split focus, an effect that forces objects in the background and foreground to be equally in focus. Popularized in the ’70s and ’80s, the technique was first widely used by Gregg Toland as early as the ’40s in Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane.


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Split Diopter