Well, the title sells it!
I am new to this website, and learning my way by myself through cinematography. I have come to buy a Canon XL2 as I especially love the grittiness and dirty look of MiniDV, as well as the highlight clips and (Yes, I do) the intense chromatic aberration occuring in hard clipping, all of these shown by Dod Mantle in 28 days later.
I have taken on the challenge of filming a short Dogme95 movie for a monthly challenge in a cinematography group here in Montreal, And I'd like to hear about your experiences with those conditions. Is there any way to enhance a Dogme95 without falling into the drama the genre actually tries to eliminate?
Basically, The short is about a black woman and a white man (opposite skin tones, very dark woman, pink-skinned man) discussing as Lovers do in a bed, charming each other, giving the impression it is about a Love scene. As you pull back though, you realize it is part of a Pornographic set shooting, as you see techs, a camera, the director and the lights behind installed.
My Director thought it is a wise way of going around the genre, without desecrating it (As it would be normal to be using lights, a camera, and props, on an actual set)
I intend on shooting 24P cine gamma 2:3:3:2 in the academic 4:3 format, using the 20x fluorite kit lens, upscaled to HD afterwards.
What do you guys think? Anyone here ever worked with the XL2?
Edited by Jean-Marc Plante, 03 December 2014 - 10:08 PM.