Mixing 7213 and 7217?
Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:07 PM
I'm wondering if anyone can speak to how noticeable the jump be between the two stocks if one scene is shot with 7213 and the next scene is shot with 7217 if both are daylight exterior scenes and similar lighting conditions (ie daylight exteriors)?
The look and feel of the film was supposed to be pretty consistent so instinctually, I'm against shooting both stocks within the same film. Especially if they edit the film differently and reorder things, a sequence I think would be later in the film and be helped by the look of the older stock may end up being re-edited or cut apart into sections between scenes shot with the newer stock.
But, financially it may help us free room in the budget to do more if we take both the 7217 and the 7213. How subtle do you think the difference would be? Have you ever seen films that did something like this and can provide examples? Films that mix stocks that come to mind are HAPPY TOGETHER and was done to great effect, but this film is not that raw in terms of feel.
Any input will be much appreciated.
Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:26 PM
Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:27 PM
I wouldn't recommend cutting together a scene with different emulsion batches, let alone different stocks if you want a consistent look. For instance you are doing a dialogue scene in a shed, shoot that on '17, and then use the '13 to shoot the car chase and gunfight that follow. . .
There'd probably be a smaller difference than you would think, though.
Of course, you make a good point about editing changes, but as long as you aren't shooting coverage of the same scene with different stocks, I doubt even a trained eye would notice it unless you pointed it out to them.
Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:41 PM
We are doing DI finish so I know I can control contrast and color to get it where I want. I'm just worried about the grain difference. Different locations can help hide that difference maybe. I just wanted to hear how pronounced the difference might be in people's experiences.
Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:53 PM
Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:01 PM
Placing the '17 grain between '13 and '19 gives me a good picture of what to expect. Thanks again! Much appreciated.