I'm a film student shooting an anamorphic short in febuary and I had a conversation with a film professor of mine about westerns to look at while I was prepping and he told me to check out McCabe and Mrs. Miller, mentioning that the film was pre-flashed and I had a few questions.
What are some other good examples of flashing that I should checkout (in a surrealistic western sorta genre)? Pre v. Post, which is better? I know that Arri and Panavision have special devices, which will control the flashing/fogging while shooting (with special filters as well?) how hard is it to get a hold of these and can they be used on most cameras or only special ones?
I hope that eventually we might be able to raise enough money through grants etc. to print this film so the more organic the origins of our final "look" the better. My director is also a cinematographer as well so the more film mojo I can do the better but is 2 1/2 months enough time to realistically test flashing or should I just shelve the idea for another day?
"To make films is horrible, hopeless, thankless, atrocious, and frustrating,
like a mortal sin. But it's also marvelous and gives me great pleasure. Many
times, after finishing a film, I would like to never make another. But something
mysterious, some demon, compels me, obligates me to continue making films."
Edited by Jason Eitelbach, 15 November 2005 - 10:38 PM.