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#1 Paulian A Morris

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:45 AM

Looking into shooting 2 perf with the Panaflex because there maybe many old gold panaflex camera's available for rent for low budget film productions. Along with the fact the camera runs the cleanest and is so quiet not to mention its simply the best system in the world with the best support. And with going to a DI its most likely a cost effective way to shoot film vs digital capture. Also if anyone is a friend of  

Vittorio StoraroAic, Asc it would be great to get his take on this. I understand he has shot 2 perf


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:10 PM

Storaro has been advocating shooting 3-perf for a 2:1 aspect ratio.  He used 2-perf a long time ago for "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" (1970).


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:18 AM

I shot this film 2perf which was featured in the IN CAMERA section of the most recent June issue of AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER

http://motion.kodak....inter_Light.htm


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#4 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:42 AM

Looks beautiful Andrew
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 03:56 AM

Vittorio StoraroAic, Asc it would be great to get his take on this. I understand he has shot 2 perf

of  

There are a few howlers in that link.

It's 'The Last Emperor', not 'Empire of the Sun' (Spielberg/ Daviau).


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:17 PM

Andrew Thank you so much for sharing.Loved the article. Can you share the trailer?  This what I'm talking about Winter Light "is a wonderful example" 


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:29 PM

Mr David Mullens its always an honor and pleasure to hear from you. You are a wonderful and giving educator to the art of Cinematography. Can you give us all some insight on how cost effective this process would be with the advent of the DI. Andrew Wheeler's post showed just what i am after in terms of the dynamic range and breathtaking results that can be attained with the Techniscope process. Would you yourself consider shooting a feature in Techniscope being an accomplished Cinematographer?

It would be awesome if you could share links as example's historic or otherwise 


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#8 Edward Goldner

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:03 AM

I've never done 2-perf on a Panaflex but I have shot a heap on the Aaton Penelope with a 2-perf movement.

 

It's such a great option, especially on tighter budgets.

 

The Aaton in a beautiful camera although not as much stability in comparison to Arri and Panaflex counterparts. 

 

I've never done anything to print, all just scanned (generally 2-4K on an Arriscanner).

 

Here are a few of the projects.

 

http://www.edwardgol...keepondancing-/

http://www.edwardgol...roject-page-14/

http://www.edwardgol...project-page-8/

http://www.edwardgol...project-page-7/

 

All the best,

Ed


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#9 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

Obviously 2-perf is about 30% less expensive than 3-perf and 50% less expensive than 4-perf, assuming you don't go crazy and shoot more film stock as a result of using 2-perf.  2-perf is slightly grainier looking than 3-perf or 4-perf cropped to 2.40 but not by much.  It seems to work well with "grittier" dramas.  I'd love to try it on a feature, my main concern would probably just be gate flare and avoiding hairs in the gate, but at least some of that can be painted out in post if you have the budget in the D.I.


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