Big format problem!
Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:48 PM
Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:31 PM
Posted 24 October 2006 - 02:51 PM
Edited by Jon Kukla, 24 October 2006 - 02:51 PM.
Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:27 PM
Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:25 PM
Not very helpful here, but I must say it's beyond me why there still exists cameras that only shoot Normal 35. Whenever I hear that, I immediatley lose faith in such rental houses - what, they're camera hasn't been out on a job since 1988?
What's so crazy about having R35 cameras in stock? Anything going back out to film that is most easily shot without any opticals or DI - namely anamorphic and 1.85 productions - would want it. Did you mean 3-perf R35 cameras?
Anyway, from what was said, it looks like this isn't coming from a rental house so...shrug. You get what you pay for, I guess. The other problem that might occur is that while you theoretically can shoot silent gate on an R35 camera with primes, the lenses might not fully cover the extra area on the side. Ricardo, do you think they figure that they can extract a S2.35 frame anyway, and that's why they're so badly economizing?
Posted 25 October 2006 - 04:25 PM
Since they got this camera from a local university, I doubt that the school would change it to Super 35 for he benefict of their students.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:05 PM
To answer you question Jon yes they figure they can extract the 2.40 in post. Apparently they shot two or three pick ups a month ago with the camera and simply extracted it from the R35 frame. Unfortunately you can tell that the framing in those shots were botched and cropped that they cut off important details due to framing it with the 1.85 groundglass. The production is desperately trying to pinch pennies at this point its clear. The original DoP has MORE than enough pull to get all the proper equipment from Panie Dallas for free if he wanted but for whatever reason they went with, well, me. I imagine to pinch ALOT of pennies. Anyway I hope to do the film and DoP justice by turning in great pieces.
And yes Max the school is not likely to switch the camera to S35. It was discussed and was promptly shot down by their department. Understandable as it is their sole MOS 35mm camera. Because of that its booked throughout the semester and cant take it away from students who are shooting their films so they can upgrade it.
Thanks again guys,
Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:12 PM
Posted 28 October 2006 - 02:01 AM
With older cameras like the Arri 3 isn't the change-over to Super 35 a permanent one or can they be adapted to switch back between Super and Regular 35?
If you re-center the lens on an Arri III some lenses will hit the mirror! Best to leave the lens mount where it is. Only primes can be used. The viewfinder also has to be modified to see the full S35 area.