Making a short with a 1920's look, whats my best options?
Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:17 PM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:04 PM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:53 PM
It's not reflex, so distance scales and tape measures will be your best friends. Or look for a reflex lens.
Regular 8 might work too. But lens choice is limited, and very few Regular 8 cameras are reflex. They did make reflex D-mount lenses though. Film is going to be an issue, in Regular 8. I think the only stock available at the moment is Ektachrome. And Kodak just killed that.
Super 8 is awesome, but I always associate the look with the 60s & 70s home movies and 90s music videos. However, it is the easiest format there is to work with.
They didn't have 8mm in the 20s, just 35 and 16!
Also 9.5mm. Which is like Regular 8, only more of a pain to get working.
Edited by Zac Fettig, 30 December 2012 - 10:55 PM.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:25 AM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:23 PM
James, Guy Maddin is the guy to watch. He shoots a lot on Super 8 (Cowards Bend the Knee, Brand Upon the Brain, etc. were 100% Super 8). It's very hard to tell with his work. With him, it's usually a mix of S8 and 16 (example: The Saddest Music in the World). It all looks like early 20s silent film stuff. Finding details is a bit of a pain though.
He likes spring wound cameras, when he shoots 16, so the shutter speed varies a little. He uses a Bolex.