Best 16mm film stock for a glossy music video look.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:39 PM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:45 PM
I would take the time to identify what specific image characteristics define "glossy" to you -- color saturation, contrast, grain, diffusion, etc. Then look for a stock that will support those particular characteristics.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:13 PM
I want to shoot a music video with a 16mm camera and i want it to have some sort of glossy look like on most music videos. So i would like to know what film stock would be best. Some people have told me stuffs about reversal film but i don't know what that is and is not also specific.
Reversal films are films where the camera shoots a positive, not a negative. In the old days, consumers called these "slide" films, and they were popular for home movies and news photography. They have a distinct look, but I'm going to side with Michael Nash in that "glossy" is a very qualitative word and probably means different things to different people, and there's a lot more to achieving a look than just the film stock. Perhaps if you could cite some images or videos that you think capture what you're going for, the folks here could be more help.