Record and Erase
Posted 10 April 2007 - 02:16 PM
It's my most ambitious project to date; hopefully I can pull it off.
Going to be shooting for 3 days with an Eclair NPR that's been converted to PL mount and super 16mm. Although I have assisted many times with primes, this will be my first time using them as DOP. I have chosen 9.5, 16, 25mm T1.3 Distagons. I'm hoping the 9.5 will cover super 16, I have read varied opinions on this. Shooting mostly 7218.
I have quite a few challenging set-ups on this shoot. The first will be inside a Taxi. I'm going to ND the rear and side windows, I will then Run a 2ft Kino for some fill from a car battery via an inverter. Anybody got any clues on how long this will last before the battery gives up??
I have a long scene down an alley. It's not pitch black, there is a little ambient light from shop windows etc. I'm going to rig up a string of DIY Chinese lanterns. I don't want to fake moonlight so I will gel them maybe to represent some neon signs, which are above. I have a few 2k's also which I will punch in. Even though the small alley should bounce the light around a bit, I'm not going to be able to light a large area. The action is going to have to take place quite close, the Director is happy with this - he and I really didn't want to do day for night. I am slightly worried about shooting wide-open hand held as regards focus.
Another scene is in a shop in which I will keep the fluorescent light fixtures. I love that green look. Plenty of other scenes in bars and bedrooms - so it will certainly be interesting.
Any suggestions would be of great help!
It's going to be hard work, wish me luck LOL!!
Posted 10 April 2007 - 03:33 PM
Where did you get the NPR converted, also how is the use of teh cam= how much you like it?
I buying an NPR and I will converted to S16 by Les Bosher that's why I'm curious about your project
Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:46 AM
p.s Super 16 PL mount Eclairs rock
Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:51 PM