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#1 Jon Bel

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:49 PM

Hi. Newbie Question.

I just had a couple questions about the new vision 2-3 film stocks. I'm guessing that most feature films today are being shot using the latest ones, but I find them horrible. I work in a cinema and I've noticed that more and more, the movies just seem way too sharp with way too much contrast and hues. It all most seems like film is trying to get the digital look and digital is going for the film look. They don't register lighting well either. Skin tones look glossy, shiny, in obscure light. Just looks really bad. Is it just a post-lab thing for HD or what?

I know kodak has discontinued the vision 1 films to very much disapointment. I was hoping to get my hands on some to shoot my first movie. I really don't want to use the latest stocks. I know it sounds corny, but I really don't mind a bit of grain.

Anyone feel free to comment

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:57 AM

The last few generations of negative stocks are rather low in contrast, not high, so any contrasty look you've been seeing in features is due to digital color-correction. And I don't think the 500T stocks are particularly grainless, not by any means.

The older stocks, like EXR, were more contrasty, not less.
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#3 Serge Teulon

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:44 AM

Indeed....the older stocks were less forgiving that the new ones.

IMO the major problem is that the 'look' is relied upon in post with the stocks of today, whereas the older stock would render a nearer end product prior to post.

Edited by Serge Teulon, 13 January 2009 - 08:45 AM.

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