Shooting Slow-mo with film
Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:44 PM
I have a friend who wants to shoot slow mo on 16mm because he likes the film aesthetic.
He wants a maybe 200fps look but thinking about expense, could we get away with shooting say 50fps (or slower) and slowing down digitally with Eg. Twixtor?,
would it be as smooth as shooting film at 200?, if not is there another way of doing it?
Posted 04 July 2011 - 03:55 PM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 03:57 PM
I'd shoot at least 64FPS, but I guess it depends upon the subject; what are you shooting?
Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:57 PM
yes, I did mean stock expense, the subject is things like bottles of liquid breaking, its an experimental piece.
So do I take it that it will be of benefit to shoot as high frame rate as possible and then extend this digitally?
Posted 04 July 2011 - 06:11 PM
Easier to do nice interpolation with clean source material.
Doubling of frames has been done long before digital came about. I forget if they did a half exposure from each sequential frame or what in printing, but there are ways of merging frames optically as well.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 11:20 PM
Personally, I think step printing is the same category as freeze frames for pure cheesiness. But sometimes cheesy can work to your advantage.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:50 AM