Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:06 AM
Posted 12 January 2007 - 03:44 AM
At most, I found 1/2 under then pushed back to normal tolerable. If you're mostly concerned with picking up street lights, the illuminated streets and buildings, opening that aperture to 2.1 just might give you enough so you won't have to push the image.
Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:02 PM
I've never understood the point of a 1/2-stop push since that's only a 3 to 4 point change on the printer light scale. Doesn't seem worth the bother. Plus I can't imagine a situation where I'm desparate for another 1/2-stop more exposure -- usually at least one-stop more would be desirable.
As for two-stops push of 500T stock, just depends on how much you like the increase in grain and contrast. There have been films to do that in the past, like "Eyes Wide Shut" (5298) and "Ocean's Eleven" (5279). I remember that "Red Dragon" was pushed by two-stops but only underexposed by 2/3's of a stop, so the final negative was more than a stop denser-than-normal. Printed down, it created a somewhat contrasty look.
I'd probably just go for the one-stop push and bring up the image in post if necessary. Other tricks would be to undercrank any shots where the real speed of moving objects was not apparent. I've shot many nighttime landscapes at 12 fps, for example. It would also help to get a faster lens than T/2.1...
You could also take a grainy shot in post and run it through some noise reduction process.
Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:17 PM
Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:38 PM
The director wants the shot to be a pan...but I think I'm going to give them a static at 12 fps in addition just for fun.
Or just pan twice as slow...
Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:08 PM
I've never understood the point of a 1/2-stop push since that's only a 3 to 4 point change on the printer light scale.
I wasn't saying that as if it were a practice I condone, just in terms of exposure tests I've done, the 1/2 stop pushed footage was at least intercuttable with say 1-stop overexposed & pulled footage...in regards to the project I was filming at the time.
It all depends on whether you like the grain for your project, in that case, pushing a stop just might work for you