Creating that 'End of a roll' effect
Posted 26 April 2007 - 02:46 PM
I didn't post this in the 'effects' forum as I'm specifically wanting to do this in 16mm.
I'd like to create an in camera effect like the burnt out look you get at the end of 100' loads. I'm not really sure how to explain it very well - the film goes orange and fades to white (so I'm assuming that it is caused by fogging due to the loading and unloading of 100' rolls in daylight)
I want to do this in the middle of a roll rather than the end.
I'd like to try this probably on an old BL and possibly on a non-reflex bolex.
How would I go about it?
I thought maybe taking my eye off the eyepiece for a second but don't want to run the risk of fogging the whole roll.
Is it specific to reversal or would it be different on neg?
Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:14 PM
What kind of effect are you going for?
Light going back through the viewfinder won't create exactly the same look.
You could simulate the effect by unwinding a roll just loosely in a blacked out room and then hit it with a flashlight momentarily. I would hit it with the light oalong the same plane as the roll or just off so that you can get the sprokets holes in the burnt out image.
PS Art Beats sell some clip with this type of film burn out if you don't want to recreate it yourself.
Edited by timHealy, 26 April 2007 - 04:18 PM.
Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:33 PM
Posted 28 April 2007 - 02:20 PM
Back in reversal days you probably could have put a runout on the B roll.
When it came to supering titles and other odd things A&B roll reversal had it's advantages.
Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:14 PM
Posted 29 April 2007 - 07:50 PM
I once worked with a sound engineer that did an amazing phlange effect in one section of a song by copying the mix to a 1/2" stereo deck, manually syncing it up perfectly then slightly touching the reels as they played to manually move it ever so slightly out of phase. I kinda think of this "old school analog" audio technique as similar to what I just described for film... a little voodoo and experience and you'll never get the same thing twice.
Posted 29 April 2007 - 08:51 PM
Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:52 PM