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#1 Chris Saul

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:49 PM

I'm shooting a film in a laundry mat and the director wants to do a bleach bypass on the negative. He can't afford a DI so we are going to do it the old fashioned way. He wants the colors to be saturated. How do I expose the film, will the colors be saturated and if so how do I make it saturated and is there anything I should be aware of?
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#2 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:19 AM

Bleach bypass wil DEsaturate colors and increase contrast, meaning you will have LESS saturation. Best to process the negative normally and print on Premier stock .
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#3 Jarin Blaschke

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 02:01 AM

I'm shooting a film in a laundry mat and the director wants to do a bleach bypass on the negative. He can't afford a DI so we are going to do it the old fashioned way. He wants the colors to be saturated. How do I expose the film, will the colors be saturated and if so how do I make it saturated and is there anything I should be aware of?


If you want saturated colors, bleach bypass is really the last thing you should do. If you still want saturation and cotrast, expose the film at box speed and push the film 1 1/2 or 2 to really give a rich negative and print down.
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#4 Andrew Koch

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 03:48 AM

Is this a feature film that is going to print? Are you making a 35mm print directly from the negative for screening?
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