Good 2perf, Bad 2perf, Ugly 2perf.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:47 AM
Another thing I noticed is how luminous and spectral the images looked. That old direct lighting with arcs and tungstens really sparkles in digital scanning. It also occurred to me the merits of Leone's notorious directing style- jumping from long shots to close-ups. It may have been influenced by the slow film stocks and the limits of the existing lighting. If you keep the shots long then you don't need fill light. If you keep the shots close then the cans you have can adequately do the job of fill under that blazingly bright sunlight. It's the medium shots that take too much light to try to fill. Those are the shots that eat up the time and budget. I can increasingly see the benefits of bouncing back and forth from long to close-up shots.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:21 AM
I don't know if they're aware of just how close 2-perf is to 2:35/1 Super 35, both in terms of frame size and projected results. I work with both formats, and they are close enough in look, especially with modern film stocks, to mix on the same project.
I'm aware of some here that think 2-perf is an insufficient format.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:34 AM
And there are plenty of medium shots in his movies, just that people notice the tight close-ups.