For this specific scene, which is an interior/day after the main character has had a sort of break down, massed up the whole apartment and painted a portrait of his girlfriend on the wall to show her love when she comes the morning after. so here we're, this is the morning when she comes and sees it! the director asked me for a 'medium' blown-out look, really bright, he tells me (which we'll start creating from prod design, etc). The overall look we're going for the whole film is desaturated, muted colors, since he's a little muted too.
I think the eternas go well with that. But for this specific scene I've described, I would like to try a schneider classic soft filter 1/4 (which is the only gradation I've access to...) (to create the famous halo over the windows and strong highlights) combined with a partial bleach by pass of 25 or 50% to get the 'silver', un-natural, desaturated look plus blowing out a little bit the whites. I would rate the 250D as it's recommended (or maybe 320?), since I'm going to rate it 160 for the rest of the film where there's no bleach (mainly because it's fuji and to get good blacks...)
I'm going to test in the following days, just would like to ask for your opinion, if you have tried partial skip-bleach and/or skip-bleach combined with diffusion filters. I just thought that maybe it's a good/weird combination between lowering contrast/diffusing the image a little bit AND compensating, somehow, the feeling of sharpess a bit with the skip-bleach. the lens for this sequence must be around 40mm, in case it influences the diffusion gradation I'm talking about (1/4)...
Edited by J Costantini, 30 March 2009 - 11:13 AM.