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Stephen Perera

Member Since 26 Apr 2017
Offline Last Active Jan 16 2019 04:50 AM
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Making of The Exorcist (1973) - great footage

10 January 2019 - 09:21 AM

Just come across this and its great viewing....particularly a chair rig they mounted to move a cameraman backwards up stairs (no steadicam yet) at minute 9:19

 


Is 16mm more 'filmic' and thus THE look of film now?

05 January 2019 - 05:16 AM

In my opinion the look of 16mm Kodak film is the most unique look in movies......with DCP projection obviously.....and thus I would call it THE filmic look bar none.

....digital is nowhere near looking like 16mm as opposed to digital being used alongside 35mm in many films and more successfully copied by Arri Alexas etc with all the subsequent manipulation in post. I read it all the time in American Cinematographer how DPs want to mimic film look etc when not allowed to use film for whatever budget reasons etc.

For fun I watch movies and determine what they were shot on checking IMDB for confirmation.

To me Arri Alexa stuff all looks the same (big generalisation but I'm sure u know what I mean) and 35mm stands out to me with colour palette mainly plus the way highlights look....65mm I can't tell the difference in the small cinema screens where I come from and less still on my TV.....but 16mm screams out at me as unique and unmatched no matter how big or small the screen.

Don't pick out my generalisations and argue them but rather the spirit of the debate I am hoping to start.....

Diastor project University of Zurich - Investigation of Film Material scanning

03 January 2019 - 06:36 AM

Very interesting pdf on archival footage scanning by......

 

http://kinetta.com/diastor.html

 

Summary:

DIASTOR (2013–2015) was an applied interdisciplinary project developed and managed by Barbara Flueckiger.7 It was one of DIASTOR’s main objectives to develop non-destructive, scalable solutions for a variety of film materials in different conditions and for diverse color processes, including a special focus on improving the scanning and rendition of film colors such as early applied colors, Technicolor, Dufaycolor, Agfacolor and additional chromogenic processes. This research is now taken up and extended in the current research project

Based on insights gathered in the previous projects AFRESA 9 and Film History Remastered, scanning was considered crucial for digitization workflows. Most scanners available are not designed for capturing historical materials but for more recent chromogenic negatives.

Therefore, the present scanner study was designed to deliver insights into the material–scanner interaction for a variety of color film stocks, from early tinted film to more recent chromogenic stocks including reversal film. We decided to collect a selection of reference materials, to investigate the technical details of scanners currently on the market and then to test a selection of the most widespread scanners in the high-end domain, currently in operation at archives and service providers for the digitization and restoration of archival films. Our goal was to provide a well-grounded framework for archives and film labs to select scanners according to their needs with a special focus on capturing certain film stocks.


Movie 'Mid90s' shot on 16mm

02 January 2019 - 08:18 AM

Really enjoyed this film and the look was spot on for the 'message' and vibe of the movie in my view....check it out:

 

https://www.imdb.com...4/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

No word of which cameras or lenses were used....


ND filter recommendation for film

03 August 2018 - 04:17 AM

Hi all, would like recommendations for individual 4 x 5.65” or 4 x 4” ND filters for use with film camera mainly (Aaton XTR 16mm (standard gate) with a Cooke Varokinetal 9-50mm on it)

Price range: maximum 350 dollars / £300….looking to cut 4-5-6 stops…..

Haven’t got a clue whether IR or FS ND filters would suit me better cos all the marketing is now about 4k, 6k bla bla bla high end cameras

Being old school, Schneider appeals to me as a brand…..just cos I have their lenses on my 4x5 Sinar camera and darkroom enlarger but nothing more…..could not argue the case for any brand…..have been using variable ND filters until now…...

Thanks in advance…..also posted this question on Geoff Boyle's forums haha


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