I have a shot coming up on S16mm on a dark room.
Basically we are filming a photographer's reaction when she sees a print being developed.
I'm planning on using a magenta gel on my lights, since I think using a red gel will only affect the red layer of the negatine, and the picture won't be as sharp as with the magenta gel, where the blue layer will also react to it. The director wants to have a very contraty feeling, with deep shadows, so i think i won't be adding much fill there.
Now the tricky shots are the ones for the print actually being developed.
I have come up with an idea, and I'd like to know if someone has done it before.
I'm hoping to develop a print normally and place it on tray of ferrocyanide bleach, so it will bleach the picture away while I'm filming this and then in post we'll reverse the shot. The effect should be there.
Aslo, this way I can use more light in the room and I'll just print down later.
Another alternative would be to bleach the picture away and then re-develop it again so there won't be a need to reverse this.
I'd like to know if someone has tried this before, and also if someone has used a magenta gel for this kind of shots before.
We'll be filming on 7218.
Thank you in advance.
Dark room shooting
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