So, I have always been taught, of course, to use an 85 filter when shooting tungsten balanced film in daylight, giving proper color correction and also cutting down on light slightly to allow for less depth of field.
But recently I was reading Emmanuel's notes regarding his experience shooting Tree of LIfe, and he notes that he shot 200t and 500t in daylight with no filter because he feels that the filter "homogenizes" the complex color and so he prefers to do the correction in the timing. I find this a bit confusing, because to shoot without the filter would cause a blue cast over the image, and isn't that in a sense "homogenizing" the color?
Can anyone speak to this? I'm shooting my thesis on eterna vivid 160t 16mm and I will be doing extensive color in post. Is it dangerous to shoot without the filter with no prior experience having tried it? Does anyone harbor the same feelings of the filter as Emmanuel?
Edited by Brian McCormick, 05 October 2011 - 07:55 AM.