Posted 27 May 2005 - 11:11 PM
i'm student cinematographer shooting a 35mm short on the discontinued vision 5284. any tips on working with the stock? i've done a test, and, tho i'm really happy with how the colors are rendered, it's a little grainier then i'd like, particularly during day exteriors.
would over-exposing a bit help? during the test i rated the stock at 500 for interiors and 320 (85 filter) for exteriors. we're shooting a mixutre of daytime exteriors and nightime interiors, and while i'd prefer to shoot a different stock for daytime exteriors it's not within the budget (the project is getting a special deal on a bunch of the '84).
any advice would be super helpful.
Posted 27 May 2005 - 11:43 PM
Posted 29 May 2005 - 04:35 PM
Yes, rating it at 320 ASA (before the filter, as a base rating) would help, or rating it at 250 ASA and pull-processing by one stop. Either way, a little overexposing would help. Avoiding flat and low-contrast lighting with lots of midtones would help too, since the grain will be most visible in flat areas of midtones.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:04 PM
Some of the increased graininess you are seeing may be due to the age of the film, or improper storage conditions after it left Kodak's distribution.