Posted 04 May 2010 - 08:22 AM
This shoot was so run and gun that i told the ac to put 1/2 fx and leave it there..its pretty subtle. I had no time to watch monitor so was shooting with light meter and on board monitor..all wsa well but when i looked at shots on the laptop later it felt more diffused than usual but i moved on...8 days later it was bugging me to much and I ask the ac to do a quick test with the soft fx 1/2 and when i grab it it says Soft Fx "1".. I go &#&*@(@)....
Literally every day i mentioned "is the soft fx 1/2 in?" and nope it wasnt..so i dropped the "1" and got a new "1/2" and used that for the rest of the movie and some scenes where i wanted more detail and harshness didnt use any.
My big concern is that 80% of the movie is shot handheld on a 18mm lens, for wides and CU.
and most of the time at a t2.0 for a certain look.
I am deeply concerned that the soft fx 1 will make all the footage look out of focus and not just fussy...I will test post sharpening and stuff but o hell....
Would love to hear your opinions about this and how you feel soft fx 1 on the mentioned conditions would make it just a bit more soft or totally "O my god that is out of focus" in the big screen.
Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:10 AM
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:16 PM
Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:24 PM
Also, handheld on an 18mm is pretty much the situation in which you would notice diffusion the least.
Someone looking for it might notice it, or a colorist, but the lay person probably wouldn't. I don't think anyone is going to go OMG it's out of focus unless it is actually out of focus.
You'd probably get more mushiness if you opened a zeiss super speed under T2, they really start to fall apart.
Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:27 PM
I think it iwll be ok its just not the level of diffusion and we were doing day ext CU on 18mm around t2.0 and 1.3 for specific reasons...now i had to drop the aproach in some scens for other reasons...its jsut that I like subtle diffusion and the difference between Soft fx 1/2 and 1 is pretty big I feel...
i will post some stills pretty soon. This movie was the most crazy / fun one i done but the aproach to work at that stop needs a really planned aproach and it was hard here and we do have soft shots and the diff doesnt help.
i was able to do a few test and is not the end of the world but it does make a difference...o well...
thanks for your time and replys!