Need a palate cleanser from all of the recent Comic-Con news? Well the first trailer from director Michael Apted’s new biographical documentary Bending the Light should do just that. Whether it’s cutting-edge movie cameras, space-age telescopes, or even our own eyes, we view the world through a variety of lenses. Apted’s latest film focuses on the former two styles of lens in Bending the Light, which explores both the creation of camera lenses from a premier Japanese factory to the award-winning photographers who use them to capture fleeting moments of everyday life.
Featuring Greg Gorman, Laura El-Tantawy, Richard Barnes, and Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, Bending the Light opens on August 3rd. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
The first trailer from Bending the Light comes courtesy of Thompson on Hollywood:
And here’s the official synopsis for Bending the Light:
From acclaimed director Michael Apted (“The Up Series,” “Masters of Sex,” “The World Is Not Enough”) comes a revealing look at the art of filmmaking and photography. A journey of glass, the film explores the relationship between the artisans who craft camera lenses and the masters of light who use these lenses to capture their art form.
“Bending the Light” features never-before-seen footage from inside a premier Japanese lens factory, intimate interviews with lens engineers, and a peek into the world of award-winning photographers and cinematographers Greg Gorman, Laura El-Tantawy, Richard Barnes, and Stephen Goldblatt, ASC.