Creative decisions and techniques made by cinematographers vary widely. Camera positions and lighting design all combine to give a film the right atmosphere. One important choice to make is the type and style of the lens. Referred to as many things (CinemaScope, 2.35:1), the Anamorphic lens has become a major creative tool in the cinematographer's kit. Why shoot anamorphic? What are the advantages of this look, and why should some filmmakers choose it? Join Jason Kohn, director of Manda Bala, cinematographer Frederick Elmes (Brothers, The Namesake), cinematographer Barry Markowitz (Crazy Heart, All the Pretty Horses), Shawn Christensen, director of TFF short Brink and the short Curfew, cinematographer Dan Katz (Curfew), and Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blow) to discuss the creative benefits and choices to shoot Anamorphic. Moderated by American Cinematographer's John Calhoun.