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#1 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:05 PM

Hey Im shooting a dance video on 16mm. and theres a scene where a dancer removes her top and we see right through her like her chest is invisible. the video is a few months away, so I havent had time to talk in great detail with the director or our special effects supervisor.
so I want to know what are your guys opinions on using 16mm and greenscreen?
and what stock works best?
thanks
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:37 PM

What i've always been told in terms of stock and green screen, is the finer grained the better. I know on 35mm, from a few articles in American Cinematographer, that 5217 is a preferred stock because of it's tighter grain. I would assume 100T would be the best bet in 16mm so long as you can light for it.
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 01:27 AM

I'll second the 7217 recommendation.
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#4 John Holland

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 01:17 PM

Fine grain stock sure but i would use blue not green always works better if shooting film .
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:32 PM

Fine grain stock sure but i would use blue not green always works better if shooting film .


Thanks for your help, I'll defently stick to a slower stock. but how come blue works better on film?
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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:51 PM

personally i'd always heard green, but i could be wrong. A lot of it depends on scene content (you'd not bluescreen if the guy was in a blue suit for example)
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