Kodak 5213 200T for night exterior
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:43 PM
I will be DPing a short film next year which I am currently prepping. It is being made through my film school and we are shooting super35 with a Moviecam Superamerica. We have to shoot Kodak 5213 no matter what and the footage, once transferred, will be converted to B&W.
The script I am working from has a night exterior climax which has to be shot in a relatively deserted location (hopefully which a bit of London cityscape twinkling in the far background). The style we are going for is high contrast with some neo-noir influences so isolated pools of light in inky blackness is more or less what we want for the scene. The thing is, we are taught at the film school to illuminate our shadow areas to at least a T1.4 (the maximum aperture of our lenses) to eliminate grain. I know that in these scenes with 200 asa I won't even be able to get a reading in the shadows.
I'm looking for advice and opinions as to how the 5213 will hold up in terms of grain in the blacks in the areas with little or no exposure. I have no way of lighting those areas because our location lighting package is so small and I really don't want an overly grainy image.
Many thanks in advance for your help.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:26 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:43 PM
The only concern i'd have is going to black and white-- make sure you use the lighting you do have to create separation.