DP Vanja Cernjul Talks "Crazy Rich Asians"

When I had the chance to sit down with Vanja Cernjul, the director of photography on Crazy Rich Asians, I had to ask him about certain choices he made. The movie’s success is groundbreaking because the all-Asian cast proved that a romantic comedy is still a romantic comedy even if everyone on screen looks different than what we’re used to seeing in a movie distributed by a Hollywood studio. To anyone who can spot a 25mm from an 85mm lens, the movie looked different for another reason. The first thing I noticed was that the movie was shot anamorphic and there was a strong emphasis on wide lenses. Aspect Ratio A quick explanation of aspect ratio just to make sure everyone’s on the same page wi

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