pull process vs. lowering contrast and saturation in TK
Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:26 PM
is there a big difference in look between the pull process in development vs. lowering contrast and saturation to suit in the TK - if in both cases youre ending up on tape?
Posted 28 July 2007 - 02:08 PM
Edited by Robert Hughes, 28 July 2007 - 02:09 PM.
Posted 29 July 2007 - 02:42 AM
The biggest difference in theory should be that the pulled film has less grain, but this may not actually be perceptible by the time it works its way through the video transfer, especially if you've already done a bit of grading on the image, which can introduce noise anyway...
Posted 30 July 2007 - 02:48 PM
Posted 30 July 2007 - 04:25 PM
If you can do it on the neg then why not? I have some tests somewhere that I shot a couple of years ago with pull process - so give me a call/email if you want to see them and I'll try to hunt them down. I Even did it with some super 8 Vision2 neg - looked great! The real good thing about pulling the neg is that you can get away with using less/no fill light, which can come in useful in small locations...
Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:44 PM
Hey Rob! Good to see you here!
If you can do it on the neg then why not?
Because of you have a "native" negative, you can always apply another idea later in the process. you can even transfer the same shot two or three ways and look at the different versions in context at an editing meeting. If you have a "baked in" effect and it does not look right to your team down the road, you can't fix it without a re-shoot.
The "Pros" may be more tempted because, 1) they get to run a lot of tests and so they can be sure that they will like the look and 2) that way the studio can't change the look for trivial reasons that have notthing to do with the story.