How to Keep Consistent Dark Skin Tones B&W
Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:36 PM
Should I try to expose it for darker than middle gray such as with an incident light reading?
I've noticed reversal stocks do this well but I'm looking for consistency. Maybe shoot a gray card too dark so they time it accordingly. Any ideas?
Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:32 PM
As a side note, I've been told that Plus-X motion picture film and Plus-X still film are the same emulsion, though I don't know for sure if it's true. But you could probably shoot still film tests with it and get an accurate idea of what you'll get with the motion picture stock.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:42 PM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:54 PM
Here's something I've always wondered. Which is true for complimentary color in film. In art blue and orange are complimentary but in HSV its blue and yellow.
If they are tanner I think a blue would increase darkness (closer to orange its complimentary color).
I own a 80a filter. Or is there something closer?
Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:07 PM
Also, as far as I know, there is no cyan filter for black and white photography. I recall Bojan Bazelli having Harrison and Harrison make two of cyan filters of different strengths for "The Ring", but I don't know if those would be available for purchase.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:36 AM
That will do the opposite. When the Colorist/ Timer brings up your Gray Card they will bring that to "Normal' and since you are underexposing the Gray Card they will Brighten it and all the rest of the following footage as well. You are better off exposing the Gray Card (Normally) the Lighting and exposing the rest the [way you want it to look]. That is what Gray Cards & Color Charts are for. They say "Hey STOP! This is Normal.. after this what you see is what I painted".