Doing DI...need guidance
Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:10 AM
am gonna be doing my next feature....on super 35 (my debut in super 35)....and so hence would be doing a DI for the film. the final projection gona be on film. will be doing a 2K scanning. though it is a powerful tool in the present day filmmaking......i would like to make the best use of it.
>>how do i plan for the best output....what all ways in which i could preplan in my production stages to get a phenomenal output from the DI......
>>the more i know about the features and the possibilites of the tool can i use it properly.....where do i get that kind of knowlege from..websites..articles...examples. (wouldnt be able to get time to learn sitting with the equipment)
>>becos i am going to DI..does it mean i dont need to use camera filters to get closer to the look i want. will i be spoiling the negative if i try using filters. but i figured out that ....in need of a cool look i shot tungsten stock 5217 without 85 filter....and also tried with filter. in the telecine i gOt the rich cool look with the sample wihtout 85. the sample with filter was flattening the imagewhen i tried adding blue in the post. so how do i tackle this.
WILL IT BE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH DOING DI. should i get a clean negative and try everything in post?
>>becos anyway i am doing a DI...does it make economical sense for me to go for kodak Vision 1 series (cheaper than Vision 2). 5274/5278 than 5217/5218. how much of this stock selection will affect my output in the DI.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:25 PM
If you want to save money on stock, you might look at the Fuji Eterna 500T. The Golden Compass was shot on it and put through a 2k DI, as a visual reference.
Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:24 AM
Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:15 PM
It is best to get a balanced negative to the DI stage, which gives you maximum latitude to play with . Bear in mind DI is a tool and cannot rescue everything so a good neg is important. That said if you know that you want a specific look then go for it. Just be aware what impact it will have later on.
I'd go and talk to the D.I. facility and get a feel for what they require and can do (is it their first D.I.?). The more you know the more you can anticipate problems. Speak to the colorist/DI facility manager about what you are trying to achieve.
Werner Van Peppen
systems Engineer, Quantel