What stock is best for getting colors to pop?
Posted 13 November 2007 - 05:15 PM
Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:23 PM
I am shooting a short film soon on S16, and the director wants the colors to really be rich and really pop out. I am planning on pushing the film 2 stops to help with this, but is there a certain film stock that is better for getting rich colors? I have heard some good things about the Fugifilm Vivid 160 stock...any ideas?
Check out the In Production forum, the post about "The Naked Eye." It was all shot on vivid 160 pushed a stop. It looks gorgeous and sounds like what you're looking for.
Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:25 PM
I should ask, is the shoot primarily outdoors, or inside? I have less experience with the 64D, and the shoot's color palette was more muted, but it stands to reason that if the 160 renders colors a certain way, the 64 should do as well, perhaps better. But if you're shooting mostly interiors, best to stick with the 160, rather than have to mess with those conversion filters from daylight to tungsten.
Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:56 PM
Fuji may be better for this. I've never used Fuji ECN-2 stocks though, so I won't cast any comparisons between Kodak and Fuji here as to which is better. The 160 Fuji may work much better than E100VS.
My recommendation is to buy some short-ends of each and try them at different EIs to see which you like best.
Otherwise it's really a roll of the dice as to whether you've gotten the stock that works "best" for your circumstances, as only your mind's eye knows what "best" is.