The Gilded Age, Julian Fellowes’ New Period Drama for HBO Max, lensed with Cooke Spherical and Anamorphic/i Prime Lenses to Capture the Clash between ‘Old New York’ and the ‘New New York’ of the 1880s

February 23, 2022 Set in New York City in the 1880s, a period marked by the clash between old traditions and new paradigms, Julian Fellowes’ HBO original series The Gilded Age tells a story of two families from different socioeconomic backgrounds and the relationship between them as they are trying to navigate these times of […]

Cooke Optics Anamorphic/i Lenses Help Bring Big Blockbuster Look to Legacy of Lies

September 30, 2020 Cinematographer Simon Rowling tested a number of anamorphic lenses for Writer/Director Adrian Bol’s Legacy of Lies to get the perfect anamorphic look without distracting the audience from the on-screen story. The Cooke Optics Anamorphic/i range of prime lenses and a 4:1 Anamorphic/i zoom gave Rowling and Bol the exact look they were […]

Season 3 of Netflix series, GLOW, continues with a new look with Cooke Optics

The Netflix series GLOW, which launched its 10-episode third season in August 2019, brings the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling to Las Vegas and the fictitious Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino. The production, complete with a full set of Cooke Optics Anamorphic/i prime and zoom lenses, captures the personal and professional lives of a group of women […]

Joe Anderson Helps Resurrect Top Boy with Cooke S7/i Prime Lenses

When the original two mini-series of Top Boy ended on the UK’s Channel 4 in 2013, few people thought the critically-acclaimed drama about two London street gangs would ever come back. Enter the Canadian rapper Drake (Aubrey “Drake” Graham), who discovered the series on YouTube and was so enamoured that he purchased the rights in […]