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#1 Joe Gideon

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:02 AM

Hi there,

I just finished watching the Australian horror film 'Wolf Creek', and I was surprised to discover that it was shot HD. I thought that it looked decidedly film-like (with convincing film-like grain), particularly the indoor scenes where the victims are tortured.

I am going to be shooting a short film with the HVX200, and I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on how to achieve that kind of stark, high-contrast, grainy look when shooting dark interiors in HD.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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Joe
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#2 Lance Flores

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:56 AM

Hi there,

I just finished watching the Australian horror film 'Wolf Creek', and I was surprised to discover that it was shot HD. I thought that it looked decidedly film-like (with convincing film-like grain), particularly the indoor scenes where the victims are tortured.

I am going to be shooting a short film with the HVX200, and I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on how to achieve that kind of stark, high-contrast, grainy look when shooting dark interiors in HD.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

thanks,

Joe


One of the guys I know in San Antonio just finished up a picture using the 200 that may be similar to the look you are interested in achieving. You might contact him. His name is Phillip Guzman. He has a site at http://www.thelawlessmovie.com/ and he is pretty accessible.

Edited by Lance Flores, 25 January 2007 - 10:58 AM.

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#3 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:23 PM

Hi there,

I just finished watching the Australian horror film 'Wolf Creek', and I was surprised to discover that it was shot HD. I thought that it looked decidedly film-like (with convincing film-like grain), particularly the indoor scenes where the victims are tortured.

I am going to be shooting a short film with the HVX200, and I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on how to achieve that kind of stark, high-contrast, grainy look when shooting dark interiors in HD.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

thanks,

Joe

They really took advantage of hds depth of field. some of those establishing shots where fantastic you could see forever, which really added to the isolation of the dessert.
the look for that movie was mainly achieved in post. so I would shoot as clean as possible giving you more room for minipulation later on.
I loved the campfire scenes very realistic.
I hate movies where people are around a campfire and the moonlight overpowers the fire light???
in wolf creek they stayed away from the moonlight look and kept to practicals,car headlights. they only used moonlight when they absolutly had to. when your alone in the dessert at night you have to see somthing
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#4 Adam Paul

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 01:57 PM

Yeah, but Wolf Creek shot on the Sony F900 which is a much better camera than the HVX200. Not sure you will get that level of quality out of the HVX. But sure worth a try. Good luck!
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#5 Matthew Buick

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 02:26 PM

Why not try telecineing some unexposed gritty Super 8 filmstock and using it as an overlay.
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