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#1 Andy Hager

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

Hi Folks,

Since black and white products are still available from our friends at Kodak, why not make the most of it!? I was thinking about doing some sephia tone 16mm shorts and I'm wondering how to do it?

Now sure, anything is possible with a computer in post, but is there a way through the camera or film processing? Simple filters? Any ideas and what to expect?

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Andy
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#2 Andy Hager

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:18 AM

Well, I just opened up the Tiffen catalog......guess this is where I'll start first. Then shoot and see what I get. The best way to learn. :)
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

I don't think you can chemically tone or tint b&w movie prints anymore, you have to print b&w onto color print stock and time that color cast into the image (which is easy -- it's actually harder to time it to make it neutral...)
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#4 Andy Hager

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

Hi David,

Thanks for your reply. That's kind of what I was wondering in my original post. I wanted to get that nitro cellulose pre panchromatic type look. I don't think filters alone will get there. I'm not sure myself what processing labs could attempt it either or how much the C-41 process can deliver or be manipulated.

I wanted to do a short montage of automotive history and film different cars from different time periods at the next upcoming Detroit Dream Cruse in August.

It's the 1900 to 1915 period that I was thinking more about. I think with the other time periods a filter would work just to cast some kind of hue specific to that time.
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