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#1 justinbrown

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 05:35 PM

How is this Fog effect achieved?

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

Is it that the dp has aimed a light into the lens on every shot?

Or is it a filter, as even shots where it is rather dull and there is no obvious direction of light the same foggy effect is achieved?

Or is it a post effect which?

And finally does anyone know any good techniques on how to achieve this look.

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 06:51 PM

Could have been as easy as shooting expired film stock and not correcting for the build up of base fog. . .
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#3 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:42 PM

It's pretty low contrast so Adrian my have pegged this. But to me I'd also say a Fog Filter may have been used, maybe with a Low Contrast filter.

It's difficult for me to be sure of anything really.
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#4 David Rakoczy

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 07:49 AM

Could have been as easy as shooting expired film stock and not correcting for the build up of base fog. . .


I think it was even easier... I see 'actual' flaring going on.. looks like they purposely flared the lens with a Light/ Sunlight.
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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:48 AM

I caught that too, David, and there certainly is some going on, but I don't know. .looks a bit like old film to me.. or the really just lowered the contrast in a telecine (more likely? Maybe?)
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#6 Serge Teulon

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:54 PM

I think its a mix of what you are all saying. Some flare, Low con filter and then further adjustments in post.
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#7 Chris Keth

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:14 AM

I can't see the video (it's been taken down) but it sounds like the effect could have also been reached by flashing the negative. It would have the same effect as flare in the lens but in an even and controlled way.
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