Picking a film stock
Posted 14 January 2006 - 07:48 PM
Since different stocks are balanced for Tungsten and Daylight color temperatures, why would someone choose a Tungsten balanced stock for exterior filming? For example, in "Road to Perdition", Conrad Hall used Eastman EXR 100T 5248 for exteriors. Would it be if you wanted the daylight to have a specific look?
Posted 14 January 2006 - 08:35 PM
Hall (great last name btw) might also have used the 100t for interiors, and wanted the same stock to do exteriors (with an 85 filter of course) for a few reasons, most likely a consistent look, or perhaps to only have to order / carry one stock.
I don't know much about 5248, but I have 400ft of it in my fridge waiting to shoot.
From this photo on off the Kodak website, the colours look to have a very muted, pastel look to them.
Edited by John Hall, 14 January 2006 - 08:37 PM.
Posted 14 January 2006 - 09:56 PM
The other advantages are that you can use the stock for a tungsten-lit scene if necessary, or you may be shooting a whole movie on one stock, and thus probably use a tungsten-balanced one. Some DP's don't or didn't like the look of daylight-balanced stocks, although the newest generation pretty well matches the look of the new tungsten stocks. Another advantage is that if you want a cooler look, you could use a less strong correction filter than the 85B, like an 81EF for example.
Posted 16 January 2006 - 02:06 AM
Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:41 AM