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#1 Chris Lee

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:10 AM

I'm considering using the 400t stock from Fuji for a short 16mm project, going for a 'Long Goodbye / Chinatown' 50s pastel, California coast sort of look.

I'll be using an 85 filter + ND 4x for sunny, blue sky scenes, which would get me at 64asa.

I've read through archives and it seems to be a stock most are satisfied with, however, I did note that the previous version (around 2004) resulted in a grainier image for 16mm.

Just wanted to know if there's any recent usage of the stock for 16mm. How does it do outdoors/indoors? Night exterior?
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#2 John Holland

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:43 AM

If its all exteriors why not use a slower Fuji Eterna stock 250T or 250D . I think you should try using some Low Con filters or light fogs if you want to get the look of the two films you mentioned .
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:16 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, John. The project will be a mix of exterior, interiors, and mostly shaded areas. I'm doing the cheap budget thing where I've decided to just purchase tungsten so I don't have to worry too much about switching stocks from scene to scene. I also just came across Alonzo's Farewell My Lovely which is sort of an in-between Chinatown and The Long Goodbye.

Edited by Chris Lee, 13 September 2011 - 01:17 AM.

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#4 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:25 AM

I'd dump the 85, especially when stacking filters. You can time out the blue in the transfer. Don't forget your costume and production design will get you more mileage than any filter or stock choice.
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