Filming a projected video
Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:04 PM
Slightly odd thing i'm trying to do here, although really i suppose it's no different to shooting a front-projection background, except that there would be no foreground. So i suppose the root of my problem is 0 experience with rear or front projection.
My camera died during a shoot on the weekend, and for various reasons we couldn't postpone the shoot and wait for a repair. It was also unfortunate that the only backup camera we had was a fairly cheap Canon camcorder.
So call me nuts (yes i could just do all this in final cut), but i'd really like to get this digital footage onto super 8 film so that i can splice it with the stuff we shot before the breakdown. I know it could be hard to match the look, but happily the scene that was shot before the camera breakdown is part of the story that requires a different look to the rest anyway.
So i'm thinking of projecting the digital footage and shooting it off the wall with my s8 cam. Of course now i'm concerned about flicker and a number of other things - it could be tricky or impossible to sync my old camera to the projector. Or perhaps it doesn't matter too much?
Does anyone have any experience/thoughts/spontaneous ideas about:
- best size of the projected image? From experimenting with DIY telecine a smaller projected image seems best for clarity. In reverse, my thinking is that if the projected video image isn't too large i might overcome a little of the resolution problem from the cheap cam.
- shoot in a darkened room/lit room?
- if darkened, will i have problems exposing the film correctly? i will be using Ektachrome 64.
- and of course, the flicker issue
My apologies for the rambling nature of this question. I feel a bit mad even wanting to go to these lengths, but it's partly out of curiosity, too.
Many thanks for any advice on this.
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