250D or 50D
Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:13 AM
I'm shooting a music video on super 16 this month and I am trying to decide on my filmstock. I have mainly day exteriors with the exception of the band which will be shot in a studio with large windows. My original thought was to use 7201 50D for the exteriors and 7205 250D for the interiors. But I'm thinking now that I should just use the 250D for everything. My question is what are the advantages of shooting the 01 over the 05? Is the amount of grain in the 05 really noticable compared to the 01? I am planning on scanning the film on a 2k spirit if that makes a difference...
Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:52 AM
you could also mix the tow stocks? they are both high contrast and grainfree
Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:33 AM
It never hurts to use the slowest speed stock possible outdoors for 16mm work, but 250D isn't too grainy.
Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:58 AM
Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:06 PM
For example, I switched between F-64D and F-250D on "Astronaut Farmer" depending on the light levels or if the scene would end up being completed after sunset (so I'd start out with 250D). It was only towards the end of the shoot where I had to start ordering amounts of each stock more precisely, in which case, I leaned towards ordering more of the 250D than the 64D since I was also using it for day interiors. So maybe on the last day, I might have shot a day exterior scene on 250D just because I didn't have enough of the 64D to shoot a whole scene.
On a short shoot, you don't have as much flexibility in adjusting the order, in which case I'd probably opt for using fewer stocks with more flexibility (for example, 200T and 500T, figuring that 200T can be used outdoors with an 85 filter, or for night interiors with enough light, if I end up with a little too much of that stock.) Other DP's would just use 500T for everything, at least in 35mm. You could also use 500T for everything, but rate it much slower and pull-process it for the sunny scenes, not that I have tried that approach on any large scale.