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#1 Hampus Bystrom

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 06:19 AM

Hey people,
I'm in the process of storyboarding a script that I just finished.
I have it all visualized in my head, but since my drawing abilities are sub-par I'm thinking of doing a storyboard with still photos for reference.
The film is going to be shot in super16 and with Plus-X negative film.
I know the issue of the low ASA on Plus-X but I'm going to make it work because I love
the look of it. And I'm going for a pretty low-key lightning so...

Anyway, is there any stillfilm that would SORT OF be equal to 16mm Plus-X in grain, density and all that stuff that matters for the specific look of a stock?
I know that there's a Plus-X in still films aswell, is this the same principle?

Thanks in advance,

All the best,
Hampus
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#2 K Borowski

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 06:58 AM

Hey people,
I'm in the process of storyboarding a script that I just finished.
I have it all visualized in my head, but since my drawing abilities are sub-par I'm thinking of doing a storyboard with still photos for reference.
The film is going to be shot in super16 and with Plus-X negative film.
I know the issue of the low ASA on Plus-X but I'm going to make it work because I love
the look of it. And I'm going for a pretty low-key lightning so...

Anyway, is there any stillfilm that would SORT OF be equal to 16mm Plus-X in grain, density and all that stuff that matters for the specific look of a stock?
I know that there's a Plus-X in still films aswell, is this the same principle?

Thanks in advance,

All the best,
Hampus


Umm, howabout Plus-X? It's basically the same thing. Rate it at 125 or 80 and then you can extract a 16mm area in printing, or just shoot 35mm Tri-X instead.

There are also T-Max 100, 400, and P3200 films available from Kodak, Ilford equivalents, Ilford PanF+ 50, Foma, Efke, Fuji and other fiml companies that offer B&W film shoudl you be o inclined.

I have it on good authority, that unlike Plus-X aerial film or plus-x reversal, the still and cine stocks are essentially the same thing, just rated differently for different intended print material requirements.

Hope this helps!
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#3 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:45 PM

Anyway, is there any stillfilm that would SORT OF be equal to 16mm Plus-X in grain, density and all that stuff that matters for the specific look of a stock?


You could be reall devious and get an old Minolta 16 subminature camera and use Plus x motion Picture film. The negative is a bit bigger but it would be close. :)

A story board is not a comparison of grain, density or atmosphere in most cases, so any B&W film should cover off your requirment. As an old Photgraphic guy, I hate to say but you may be able to get the Kodak b&W - CN or equivelnt Ilford films that go through a colour process and can be done by your local minilab.
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