That word is bullshit, its pathetic that a film critic and somebody that studied "film history" is asking such a dumb question. the video was not shot on film, anybody who has shot on film can tell you that. If I had to guess it was probably shot on BlackMagic 4K as to what lenses he used, ( you can practically use ANY lens you wanted, esp if your P.T Anderson can can request for mounts to be made; judging by the low light, he used some pretty fast sharp lenses, and probably played with the ISO in the camera ( I haven't shot digital yet but I know you can pump up the ISO in the camera, so that is helpful for night shoots and low light)
if i had to guess what lenses he used, probably ziess ultra primes, but this is a complete shot in the dark, he could of used any number of lenses, I always tickled to see folks that shoot digitally have such poor tastes with regards to optics, majority of the digital shooters opt for the most generic lenses, when you can literally have so much fun with that aspect, and use just about any lenses, so the fun becomes using some far out lenses, at least for me, if i shot digitally.
going back to what I said in the first part of this post, what a comment on the state of "film" criticism when the "film" critic cannot decipher film from digital, and probably vice versa. Today there are so many posers out there who are like I love film, film..but can recognize it. You do not have to be an active shooter or d.p its just common sense for some of shots in the music video, like when they are on West 4th by the IFC theater on the corner is that fast food joint, its all lit by available light, on film you would need major lights to bounce to get some exposure even if you were using zees ultra primes, the best spherical lenses for low light and nigh shooting ( at least in my opinion )
ok I am gonna move on now...
People are saying this video is unremarkable and they are wrong while it is no Paper Bag, it is still a great video, believe it or not shooting something like this hard and people oft fuck up this simple on the street thing, so it was challenge to actually pull it off in such a way, I really dug it, the most P.T Anderson part of the video is when Anderson has the camera in in wide shot @ Washington Square Park and the KID rolls on up by in his scooter with ONE LEG UP, thats like the P.T Anderson moment, think of the scene in PDL when Lena and Barry meet up and everything goes by them or how bout in the master when Freedy gets out of jail and meets master and the girl is trying to ride he scooter and freedie and master just rough house, I saw similar things like this in Inherent Vice.
oh last but not least the shots with J.N walking by the firetruck def highlight this was shot digitally so all the talk on twitter is crap like usual.
Blackmagic 4K but it could of been a 2k. Lenses who the fuck knows!