Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:14 PM
For a scene, I'm planning on shooting an empty road in the middle of the night lit only by the headlights of my car. I'm planning on fixing the camera to the dashboard and just drive around while filming. Just like David Lynch, "Lost Highway"
I will be filming in 16mm film. My questions are do you think the headlights alone provide enough light for a 500 film ? I'm a student so I get 50% off fuji stock, which do you recommend, Eterna500 or Reala 500D ?
Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:30 PM
Probably, depending on the look you want. Check the lights with a meter, shoot some digital stills. Chances are you'll have stuff in the center of the beam and close up that'll burn out, while most of the frame blocks up. Film will give you more shadow detail than the test stills, but headlights are so spotty that the region where you'll have that detail will be small.
do you think the headlights alone provide enough light for a 500 film ?
Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:49 PM
Probably, depending on the look you want.
Going for a dark look. Preferably, the surroundings should be pitch dark except for the road just in front. (I'm shooting in some regional roads where there are no lamp posts and a very small number of cars driving around)
Posted 20 August 2007 - 06:58 PM
But odds are high that the real headlights won't quite give you enough unless you use T/1.4 lenses or are driving through close brushes or something, not a blacktop highway.
Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:04 PM
Posted 21 August 2007 - 08:14 AM
All the best to everyone,