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#1 Joseph Barnett

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:49 PM

HI,

Im shooting three short set peices with a locked of camera (objects on fire) with the intention of projecting these 1:1 in site specific locations. Just wondering in your opinions what would be an aceptable camera to shoot with in terms of resulotion for a 1:1 Projection?

Any advice on the pitfulls of shooting large scenes on fire would be helpful to. It will be a locked of camera shooting large household objects against a large white wall. Im going to test with my PD150 before the shoot, as I will only have one chance on each set up, but any tips you can give would be hugely helpful.

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Joe
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:47 AM

What viewing distance do you have in mind for the final projection? How sharp do you want it to look at that distance?

That makes a big difference in the capture resolution needed.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 05:14 PM

The end result wont be projected more than 20 - 30 feet, it's going to be projected inside in recreation areas. The aim is to shoot large houshold objects on fire and then project them back at their original size agaist a white wall.

Any advice greatfully recieved,

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#4 Joseph Barnett

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 05:25 PM

Apoligies, just re-read your post, here is the correct reply:

It's going to be projected inside colleges in recreation areas and there will be audio too, so the optimum viewing would probably be around 12 - 15 feet. Some of them will be projected at the end of corridoors, but id be be happy if I could get a sharp and rich image around 12 feet.

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:01 PM

Wow, 12 feet is pretty close. In all honesty, shoot on the biggest format you can afford. At that magnification and viewing distance, I would expect one would want a 4x5 (inch) negative or larger to get the ideal results. I have seen some 1-to-1 full figure portraits shot on slow 4x5 film and they looked great at about your viewing distance. If you stepped closer than 6 feet or they started to look pretty soft, but not unbearably so.
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#6 Joseph Barnett

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 03:03 PM

Thanks Keith,

I think im goign to try the red camera, as this is as probably far as my pennies will go.

Thanks again,

Joe
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