I have a couple of questions for our next (student) short we will be shooting in the first half of April.
At first we wanted to go 16mm (anamorphic), but it's quiet expensive for us. And wide angle anamorphic is a problem with 16mm. We're still thinking about it though. But it's probably going to be the digital way.
Now the short is about half and half daylight and nighttime. Probably a bit more at daylight.
We're thinking about renting a Red-epic since it's a lot cheaper (than an Alexa).
But I'm a bit "scared" for the nighttime shots with the epic. We will be passing neon street lights, in car shots which can get pretty dark, etc.
What do you think? Will it be ok?
Second question is about post production.
We love the (16mm) celluloid organic look, and specially for this film.
We were wondering how this is professionally emulated/achieved.
Are there a couple of ways?
I add professionally since we were thinking about festivals etc.
(I read somewhere that adding a random grainy look is okay for youtube videos but not for more serious stuff.)