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Film Stock for late-70's look?


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#1 welles313

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 12:23 AM

I'm shooting a short film in the next few weeks that includes brief sequences of flashbacks to the late-1970's, specifically, Farmland exteriors, high school interiors, and a nighttime baseball game exterior. I'm hoping to replicate the look and color schemes (warm, yellows and browns and oranges) of late-70's films, along the lines of "Badlands" and "Apocalypse Now." Any suggestions on what kind of film stock/processing I should look into? Lenses?
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 04:06 PM

I'm shooting a short film in the next few weeks that includes brief sequences of flashbacks to the late-1970's, specifically, Farmland exteriors, high school interiors, and a nighttime baseball game exterior. I'm hoping to replicate the look and color schemes (warm, yellows and browns and oranges) of late-70's films, along the lines of "Badlands" and "Apocalypse Now." Any suggestions on what kind of film stock/processing I should look into? Lenses?


Should be able to do with filtration (e.g., Tobacco, Coral), lighting, and choice of color balance in printing/transfer. Older lenses with more flare, or diffusion filters. A low contrast film like KODAK VISION2 Expression 500T Color Negative Film 5229/7229 might be a good place to start for a "softer" look":

http://www.kodak.com...s....4.14&lc=en
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 04:11 PM

Shoot tests, shoot more tests, and then shoot some more tests just to be sure.
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:55 PM

From what I recall, the 70's looked about like today, except the hair was bigger, the clothes sillier and kitchens had harvest gold and avacado appliances.
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