The DP and myself (1AC) have shot a few tests of 7231 16mm BW kodak film and we did not get what we expected... We shot the test with an aaton LTR, with a 12mm lens. We light the set to a f4 and shot at a correct exposure (f4), then we closed one stop to a f5.6 and finally we closed 2 stops to a f8.
We gave instructions to the lab to push the negative one stop, and definetly the most suitable look is a more grainy and contrasted image in between one and two stops under. At f5.6 (pushed one stop) is clearly over-exposed! That was weird already!
BUT, we also shot 3 shots UNDER-EX to 2 shots OVER-EX to see the latitude results and we were very confused when, at the projecting room, we realized that the image at a normal exposure was one to two shots over-exposed!! It was the same with the previous case as well!And we made sure in class, with 2 lightmeters, 80ASA with HMI's etc etc etc that everything went well. What could be the case? Was it the LAB?
Edited by amarogp, 01 April 2009 - 04:56 PM.