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#1 Micah Van Hove

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 03:42 AM

Hey all, I'm DPing a music video in Jamaica in 2 weeks and looking for advice on achieving a 90's MTV texture with the help of filters or other optical techniques. I'm also curious how to achieve the look/texture of a Panasonic DVX100 with a Blackmagic URSA Mini (either in photography or in post).

 

I have some pretty soft Nikon Ai's that I'm planning on using for the 2-day shoot, probably a 20mm for a large majority of the setups. Are there any filters that you would recommend to help aid the soft 90's look?

 

Also, anyone have any advice for shooting in Jamaica? :)

 

thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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#2 Albion Hockney

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 01:39 PM

The variety of your references makes it hard to pin point what your looking for. 

 

Large budget music videos in the 90s were almost all shot on 35mm. I'm not sure when the CineAlta (f900) and Varicam were first released but when that happened some videos shot on those cameras - Either way the final output was Standard Def - which has such little resolution it can indeed be hard to tell the difference between an Varicam and 35mm.

 

 

A lot of the look is just the period - the wardrobe - the use of wide lenses. 

 

If you want a strong effect you could try shooting on a higher end camera and Dubbing down to something like VHS or HI8 - this has a pretty unique look that can be equated to a standard def telecine of 35mm film. 


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#3 Alain Lumina

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 05:02 PM

In my desperate efforts to bludgeon cheap Canon video to life I've used this DFT plug in for FCP X. I think others make Technicolor and other emulations too.

 

I have no relation to the company except as a satisfied customer.

 

http://www.digitalfi...Video-Film.html


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#4 Kenny Suleimanagich

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 01:03 AM

There was a similar thread about this. You might find it helpful.

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=65002
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