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#1 stoop

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 11:27 AM

Yesterday we filmed the last scenes for a music video. The lead singer was driving a car at night with a couple of 15'' kino mini flo's to bring up the light level on his face and in the car. I was then shooting out of another car whilst we were driving around town side by side.

Now to my question. Even with 7821 500 I was only getting a reading of f2.0 on the guys face. My lens only opens up to f2.8. So I was under-exposing by a full stop the whole time. Will I get better results processing normally and tweaking in post or shall I push process the film? And by how much? It's a night time scene but I want to avoid milky blacks - I want it punchy

Any thoughts?

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#2 John Holland

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 11:31 AM

Hi , dont push it , you will fine . sort out in post . john holland . london .
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#3 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 02:49 PM

I would push it, myself...
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#4 stoop

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 04:37 AM

Any more advice on this would be very helpfull, thanks. I'm going to the lab on Monday.
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#5 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:19 AM

May be you should decide from the look you want and from the result you'd get pushing or not pushing. Some would puh, some would not, it's you toi decide...
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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:45 AM

I can't really answer the question because I don't know what stock 7821 is.

If for some reason you meant 7218, and this is for telecine only, I'd just develop normally because pushing isn't going to increase the shadow detail that got recorded anyway. You can reset the blacks in post and perhaps do digital grain reduction if necessary.
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