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#1 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 03:55 AM

Ummm, anyone noticed that this film was barely infocus, at any point in it's running time?
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 12:08 PM

Ummm, anyone noticed that this film was barely infocus, at any point in it's running time?


The trailers looked sharp enough for a romantic comedy -- are you certain it wasn't bad projection?
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#3 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 01:40 PM

You know, that's always a possibility.

There just looked like there was something off, all the time, follow focus, or measurements.

I wasn't wowed with any crisp looking shots at once watching it.

and compared to Eight below, which was shot awesome(ly), I think somethingnew was out of focus.
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 06:42 PM

No movie shoots entirely out of focus -- I mean, if the problem was the focus-puller, then at least all the wide and medium shots would still be in focus. I have heard a smally indie film called "Keene" shot in S16 that had a camera problem never caught and the whole movie was soft, but they got an insurance claim and reshot it a year later (in 35mm I believe.)

Most likely cause is poor projection.

Another cause is a diffused style of photography, but diffusion is not the same thing as soft focus actually.

A third may be a 2K D.I. that was not done well, but if it looked soft enough to look like a mistake, probably it would be redone.

Again, some lenses are sharper than others, but if that were the case, often then it's the wide shots that look soft but the close-ups that look sharp enough. I sometimes notice with movies shot on Cooke S4's the occasionaly soft wide shot for some reason.

As for a comparison with "Eight Below", that's an outdoors adventure/action film so I'd hope it would be shot in a crisper style than a romantic comedy.
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