Looking for some stock & lighting suggestions.
I am shooting a Super 16mm short doc mostly in this space:
As you can see from the pic on the studio homepage --during the day -- it will be mixed daylight and...what look like small cone halogen practicals during the day, and then --at night-- only cone halogen lighting). Gelling might be a possibility...I figure if the producer is as excited as he sounds for me to be there it might be an option, however, I'd like to avoid this (to maintain a "ghostly" presence throughout) ...that is, if great exposures and colors can be achieved w/o.
Right now I am planning on going out to the studio early next week to run tests on:
Kodak 250D [I've heard overexposing this under the given scenario might work well...?]
Kodak 500T [The "workhorse" of mixed lighting and run-n-gun...planning on testing w/ 85 & w/o...Barry Lyndon style]
Fuji 500D [This is at the recommendation of a friend---the theory being that the 4th layer on the film can capture more info under the hot practicals/high contrast (thus resulting in more control in DI coloring)...?]
Also last night, I took some digital stills at a friend's house under some very similar small cone halogens (at night) with the camera on Tungsten & Daylight settings...the Daylight pic was WAY TOO HOT, and the Tungsten was also pretty warm, however the colors looked much better...
It would be really nice to use one stock for both day and night if at all possible. Any suggestions or ideas would be most appreciated!
Edited by Alec Eagon, 28 July 2011 - 12:28 PM.