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#1 freddie bonfanti

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 02:25 PM

hi,

i often notice in some films what i call a "glossy look", a very diffused image. think for istance about "big fish", opposed to "the recruit". the first has got this shiny and glossy halo effect and the second one is very crisp and neat, almost in your face. is that "glossy look" achieved with a particular filter or is the film stock itself? if it is the stock which one would it be? and to get a VERY crisp but not grainy look which one would be used?

i know i keep asking these things but i am trying hard to learn the secrets of film stocks, and this forum helps

freddy

Edited by federico bonfanti, 25 December 2005 - 02:26 PM.

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#2 Robert Hughes

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 08:56 PM

You might try experimenting with diffusion filters to see if that's the effect you're seeking.
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#3 Tomas Koolhaas

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 01:56 AM

Hi,
Sounds like you want a 'pro-mist' or similar type filter, 'classic soft' is another one or 'Gold/black diffusion FX' filters are good too, the more over exposed the highlights when using most diffusion filters, the more halo you will get, and the more pronounced the affect will be.
Generally if you want a crisp look you avoid difussion filters and go for a slower film stock; 200 speed and lower is good, also Kodak Vision2 stocks seem to be lower in grain and crisper than most other stocks (in my opinion/exprience).
Cheers.
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