Jump to content


Photo

Fluorescents for B&W


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Kevin Desson

Kevin Desson
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 17 posts
  • Other
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Posted 23 May 2006 - 08:53 AM

Is it a bad idea to use fluorescents when shooting on B&W Reversal...or B&W in general?

Thanks

Kevin
  • 0

#2 Dominik Muench

Dominik Muench
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 443 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Brisbane

Posted 23 May 2006 - 09:22 AM

Is it a bad idea to use fluorescents when shooting on B&W Reversal...or B&W in general?

Thanks

Kevin



i shot black and white reversal film (tri x) that was completely lit with sodium vapour lights, and it worked quite well.
just be carefull with the flicker rates for certain framerates.

just wondering and i hope this is not too stupid to ask, does color temperature matter when you shoot b&w or intend to modify your picture into b&w in telecine ? not really i would assume ?

Edited by Dmuench, 23 May 2006 - 09:24 AM.

  • 0

#3 Matt Sandstrom

Matt Sandstrom
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 464 posts
  • Director
  • Stockholm, Sweden

Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:27 PM

does color temperature matter when you shoot b&w

absolutely. aside from the fact that the film is more sensitive to daylight you'll also get different tonality, especially in faces and foliage, and especially with partial spectrum sources like sodium lights. but if you mean whether it's a problem to mix, then no. go right ahead.

/matt
  • 0

#4 Dominik Muench

Dominik Muench
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 443 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Brisbane

Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:31 PM

absolutely. aside from the fact that the film is more sensitive to daylight you'll also get different tonality, especially in faces and foliage, and especially with partial spectrum sources like sodium lights. but if you mean whether it's a problem to mix, then no. go right ahead.

/matt



interesting, thanks for that, so you would recommend shooting with daylight film ? or what would be best when shooting people in b&w ?
  • 0

#5 Matt Sandstrom

Matt Sandstrom
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 464 posts
  • Director
  • Stockholm, Sweden

Posted 23 May 2006 - 01:03 PM

interesting, thanks for that, so you would recommend shooting with daylight film ? or what would be best when shooting people in b&w ?

well, i'd say for a neutral tonality you should shoot with the correct balance for your lighting. or as correct as possible if you're mixing light. i usually shoot black and white when i want black and white though.

/matt
  • 0


Wooden Camera

The Slider

Glidecam

Ritter Battery

Paralinx LLC

Technodolly

Tai Audio

CineLab

Abel Cine

Rig Wheels Passport

rebotnix Technologies

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Aerial Filmworks

Willys Widgets

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

Metropolis Post

Opal

FJS International, LLC

Glidecam

The Slider

Technodolly

Ritter Battery

Opal

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Willys Widgets

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

Abel Cine

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

CineLab

Tai Audio

Aerial Filmworks

FJS International, LLC

rebotnix Technologies

Wooden Camera