Should I Push Process?
Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:19 PM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:29 PM
Edited by Jon Rosenbloom, 20 July 2008 - 05:30 PM.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:24 PM
I have seen this condition. I have a self powered Seconic, and while it is a gret meter, if the light gets too low the needle just won't budge. (the meter reads out in foot-candles and then you find the exposure on the dial.) changing the film speed setting won't do a think as the limit is before the film speed is set.
What do you mean your meter was useless?
Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:12 PM
If these are party scenes, it is going to be dark anyway, unless it is a bright party. You may be fine if there are bright spots of light / dark areas, contrast. It is after all a night party. You don't wanna make it too bright either, I suppose
Pushing the film it is going to make the grain get bigger, particularly in the lower mid tones, which are the ones you need the most here. For grain-free results you want to push fast 16mm stock as little as possible, if at all. A snip test will tell you how much the film needs pushing, if at all. In my experience, 7218 handles low light good, but the limited resolution of 16mm wouldn't benefit from the extra push process, unless you want grain.
That is what I would do, anyway . . .
Edited by Saul Rodgar, 20 July 2008 - 08:17 PM.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:25 PM