Daylight on Tungsten film
Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:44 PM
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, and I hope you're all having a great day
Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:45 AM
I don't think you can light to a deep stop with those lights and 200T stock with an 85 filter (making it 125 ASA) -- your only hope is that the amount of natural daylight is so high that you get a deep stop, if that's what you want. If you are shooting in 16mm/Super-16, you'll also get more depth of field so you may be fine if you can only get to an f/4 or so.
Leone really had to blast his sets with bright lights to deal with the 50 ASA stock of his time, and he wasn't always able to get a deep stop indoors, just outdoors.
I don't see why there is such a difference between 200T and 250D stock that you'd love one and hate the other. Most people have a hard time telling them apart even when projected side-by-side.
A close-up like this in "Once Upon A Time in the West" shows average depth of field, probably was shot at f/4 if this was a zoom lens of the period:
But I think of true deep focus photography as having to start around an f/8 at least so that near to far is in sharp focus, at least in 35mm.
Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:12 AM
All in all, this was a very newbie question of me to ask, but that's what this site is for I suppose. to help everyone (young men like myself mostly) understand the art of cinematography. I appreciate your answer very much. Thank you!