exposure compensation for bleach by-pass technique
Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:37 PM
im about to shoot my diploma film and would want to process the negative with 50% bleach bypass technique. I'm trying to get a look of seven. would anyone know as to how to process the negative to achieve such a look. moreover, what is the exposure compensation required for various percentages of bleach bypass, both in the negative and printing stages.
Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:43 PM
It'll be highly dependent on your lab, and your costumes/art direction and your lighting/filmstock/printstock etc. . .
you can approximate it in post in a telecine suite which i also recommend testing....
Though if memory serves, Se7en used a technique called CEI (I think, something like that... I'd have to check one of the books I have at home mentioned it specifically). But seriously, you need to test that out before hand as it's very variable dependent.
Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:47 PM
as for my stock is concerned im using KODAK 5217
well, no money for test
it would be great if u could let me know about the technique used in seven
Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:50 PM
and if you can't test it, I STRONGLY recommend not doing it. As it's photochemical, you can really get yourself screwed fast... Look into a color-correction option as there is an "undo" button.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:16 AM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:24 AM
I used the same stock (Kodak '12 200T) for full Bleach Bypass last year. I liked it. I rated it 400 ASA. It is grainy but not too bad. If you use Kodak '12 100T, and rate it 200 ASA, you will get probably the finest grain you can with BB. Also, it can be done digitally later in post.
did u try the bleach bypass on the negative stage?
Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:32 AM