Ektachrome 100D vs 64D and 50D
Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:14 PM
I know 100D is supposed to render more contrast and more saturation, but considering the ammount of post-processing that can now be done with film, is there a point to paying the extra for the film and the processing?
Posted 29 July 2006 - 07:33 AM
Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:55 PM
In my opinion, shooting reversal is more a personal aesthetic and process choice. Could you get similar results shooting a negative film and then manipulating it in post? Sure, I don't see why not. However, why would you want to go to all the trouble and various processes when you can get the very look you want in one step...by shooting it that way.
I find it so much easier to shoot film the way I want it to look rather than do it all later in a computer or telecine suite. It gives me a greater understanding of the medium- film, not to mention a lot less work. I feel too much of today's filmmaking, especially by those new to film, seem less about learning craft and employing it in the creation and more about the "end result." Film is more than just a movie, a commercial, and a music video. Film is a process and by learning the process and it's eccentricities, nuances, and faults you find a medium that is literally without limits. Film is more than just a movie, a commercial, and a music video.
Now, that I'm far off topic, haha, let me just say that I love reversal films. You can't argue about the color or the exposure because it is what it is on the film. Same as slide film in still work, you look at the film and you know what you got and how to print it or scan it, or in the case of motion-picture work, how to telecine it. If you do choose to tweak it, you still can. I've found that tweaking in general is much more straight forward when you shoot film (any type) the way you want it to look in the finished piece.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 02:49 PM
Intense saturation + true 100 speed
Now you have a 100-speed color reversal motion picture film designed for daylight. Whether you're shooting ads, music videos, documentaries, television, or features, it delivers intensely saturated color, plus a neutral gray scale and accurate skin tones. All with a sharpness you won't find in any other 100-speed reversal film