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#1 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 03:51 PM

hello
i'm curently preparing a short film 20-25 minutes about the men/wemen conflictual relations inside an arabic/muslim home.

the director wants to avoid all the cinematographical glamour, a ruff film, cinema-verite style.
a little voice tells me it should be S16, hand held with small lighting.

in the other hand the producer is preparing the long feature of this director and prefers the film to be shot in 35 (for production values)

i'v recomended the director to watch "the wrestler", he loves the film and it's image close to our project. We will avoid the 2,35 ratio and go for a more desaturated look. a little less granier to.
He also loved the lighting of "boy A", i think he liked the warm look.

After discussing with Kodak and Fuji here are the tests i'm planing to film next monday.
your imputs are welcome.

for 35mm
Kodak 5229 process normal + push process 2 stops + ENR process
Kodak 5299 push process 2 stps + ENR process
Fuji 500D push process 2 stps + ENR process

for S16mm
Kodak 7229 process normal + push process 1 stop + ENR process
Kodak 7219 process normal + push process 1 stop + ENR process
Fuji 400T process normal + push process 1 stop + ENR process

i'll do a telecine of those test and test the DI with a 2K scan of the best result for the film.

We also have lenses to test :
for 35mm
- Zeiss T2,1; Zeiss T1,4; Leitz; Cook S2/S3 series.
for S16
- Zeiss T2,1; Zeiss T1,4; Leitz; Cook S2/S3; Ultra prime series

and filter test
BPmist, WPmist, tobaco, antique and soft net

our cameras will be AAton 35 an AAton Xtera

i know the test list is big but we will film the long feature with the same image as this short wich is a rehersal of the long feature.

your imputs are welcome. Thanks for reading
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 05:34 PM

ENR is a 35mm print process only, offered only by Technicolor Labs, so you can't test that on Super-16 without doing a blow-up or D.I. & film-out first. Perhaps you mean a skip-bleached negative process.

Don't forget to shoot a normal image and make a normal print, no pushing, etc. as a frame of reference.
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#3 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:13 PM

yes that's what i ment by ENR

i expect for each one to film a character with the key from +1 to -4 stops with dark then bright background.
how does those test sounds to you?
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