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#1 gustavius smith

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 05:15 PM

My silent b&w short is inspired by Charles Bowers' "The Wild Roomer" (1927) or "He done his Best" 1925. The entire short will be shot inside in a closed studio.
Can I use a digital camera like the XL1? If so how will I get the desired results?
If film is the only option what type of film stock should I use?
What kind of lighting set up will be required?
Are there any special processing techniques that will have to be done?
Has anyone tried to do this before?
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#2 David Sweetman

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 11:48 PM

For b/w, go for film. Of course, this is someone with no first-hand experience with any manner of black and white film stock, but I do enjoy black and white movies, and the low contrast look of b/w film can't really be matched by the xl1, especially if you just desaturate the color image. It aggravates me when someone takes a digital image and desaturates it just to make it 'artistic.' (this happens at the high-school level quite often.)

I really like the b/w look of Christopher Nolan's "Following," a movie my film teacher introduced me to. Also, this is Nolan at home - it's a small, psychological movie; the kind of story he's great at telling. Now i'm just off-topic tho.

Anyway yeah i'd do it on film.

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#3 Steven Budden

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 02:42 PM

Black and white film isn't too bad, but if there is a lot if dialogue film might complicate things. But maybe check out Screamplay for a very simple effective black and white film.

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