Who Are We?

Well for starters we are filmmakers (and camera nerds). For years we were always looking for ways to to make our films look like Hollywood cinemas, to get that intangible cinematic look that seemed to be only possible with expensive cameras and lenses. But more than that, we love images with character, images with gravitas that inspire awe.

And if you’ve been in the same boat, then you know how hard this is! We’ve been there, trying LUTS and color grading software, ND and diffusion filters, vintage lenses, etc. That where we fell in love with anamorphic, the holy grail of filmmaking lenses. 

As there was no way we could afford a real anamorphic lens, we looked for a much way to achieve the same look, but couldn’t find one we were happy with — so we decided to make our own. Our filters are the cheapest and simplest option for the creative on the go looking to add character and mimic the legendary look of anamorphic lenses.

From filmmakers to photographers — this is for anyone looking to enhance their images! Our products can be used on cinema cameras to DSLRS, and everything in between. The creative possibilities of our filters are endless, only limited to your imagination.

We aren’t a large company making these overseas, we are two cinematographers crafting these filters in California, USA. We designed this to empower you, the creative behind the lens. Happy filming!

-Team Snapfocal


The following films/test footage were all shot using Snapfocal filters.