this next film of mine.
I really enjoyed the choices of Oliver Stapleton on THE GRIFTERS and I'm trying to incorporate them on my next film (a short).
For the initial scenes of the film I would like to replicate the look of
the 1989 film THE GRIFTERS, in it they used a bleach bypass, yet it wasn't
as grainy (as the film SEVEN where they did skip bleach), and the whites
were white and blacks black, but the colors in between were pastel and
muted, unless primary and in that case they were darkened by the contrast.
I would like to achieve a B&W and color mixing
I would like to start out with the image very desaturated and muted colors,
but with high contrast almost to a virtual black and white.
Then gradually I would like to begin re-saturating the colors and adjusting
the contrast from scene to scene until basically at the end and in the
final scene the image is heavily saturated in color and luminance.
My major problem is that I will not be shooting on film! I will be
shooting HD P2 so trying to simulate this process in post is a bit of a
mystery to me because all the research discusses this process being applied
to either the negative or the print.
The only mention of simulating this on a digital format is through various
Editing Programs such as Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro, but I am wondering if I can do anything during production (with gels or lenses) to make sure I can achieve the same "look" to help flexibility in post. I'm sure the ranges of these programs are not what is available through a post house.
Am I right there?
Has anyone tried to do this using HD? Sorry for the long message.
Edited by ALLISON, 06 April 2009 - 09:55 PM.