Pushing Super 16mm
Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:32 AM
I want the sharpest image we can get with super 16, but I don't want it looking too clean. I want a MORE grainy look than what I get with Eterna 500T on regular 16mm. I was thinking push processing a stop or two should do the trick, but I was warned that push processing is riskier with 16mm than with 35mm.
I'm used to regular Eterna 500T, but I was considering shooting Eterna VIVID 500T. I know it's higher contrast, but if I push it 1-2 stops, will it give it too much contrast?
Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:17 AM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:49 AM
However, that not really as issue on a music video.
Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:53 AM
I've always heard that you get more contrast (and like you said, lose latitude), with push processing. Then someone else told me, you get less contrast by pushing (I thought you get less contrast by pulling?). My question is, if it gains contrast through push processing, and I push process a VIVID stock, which has more contrast, would I start getting too contrasty? If I wanted to shoot an Eterna stock, would I be better off just shooting the regular 500t than the vivid 500t?
I'm watching a scene I shot on Regular 16mm with regular Eterna 500t, and I love the look, but i'd like to get some more grain over the exposed areas. I know I can do this by underexposing a little, but I hate the look of a thin negative brought up in telecine. I'd like to have the look of a thick neg, but grain on the midtones (exactly what I've gotten with 800 ASA still film). If I push process 1-2 stops, will I still have that well exposed look of a thick neg, but add grain to my midtones? and How much more contrast would it add to the regular Eterna 500t?
Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:46 PM
Use a wider angle lens, and enlarge/crop the image when you transfer.
Frame up a grid before you start, and mark up your viewfinder or video monitor in some way that someone else who knows how can tell you.
Expose correctly (or a tad over if you hate the "thin" neg look) . Process normally.
You get the right size image, right field of view, right contrast, but the grain is enlarged more than it would be normally.