I'm doing a shoot in a few days with the Arri 416 loaded with Fuji 8646 Eterna Vivid 250D and I'm in need of some advice. I have shot Fuji motion picture film before during a film school assignment a few years back. I rated the film at box speed and the image came out ok but not as appealing as I wanted to, mainly do to exposure; the image came out slightly underexposed and a tad too grainy. I've previously had great results exposing still film like Kodak's Portra series up to three stops over, and being really impressed with the results. The shadows are inky black while still retaining a lot of detail, the grain is tight and more balanced throughout the image while the highlights still hold the same amount of detail. The image just feels more robust and has a lot more omph to it overall. Not wanting to end up like before, I'm thinking about rating the 8646 at 125 or perhaps even lower. For a general overcast-ish day this would probably work well, however we're looking to shoot on a sunny day with a fair bit of contast between the areas in direct sunlight vs the shade. Did a reading today and the meter showed f22 in the sun and f8 in the shade. What do you guys think about this, should I generally rate everything at a lower iso, or rate it at 250 but meter for the shade? I'm just worried the highlights will blow out if I meter at a lower iso for something in the shade. I've attached two images, one is a corrected raw still and generally how I hope the stock captures the contrast difference, the other how I'm afraid it might look if I'm not careful. What do you guys think I should do? Would really appreciate your help!
Edited by Henrik Efskin_57493, 22 July 2014 - 09:25 PM.