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#1 22west

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 07:20 PM

Here is a still from Michael Manns - Manhunter.

This looks like a day for night shot. Any ideas on how it was done?

I am thinking it was a bright day and they shot this with tungsten balanced film with a few layers of ND filter gels on the windows.

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The tungsten film should give you the blue look anyway right? - Or do you think they used a filter.
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 07:42 PM

Yes, that seems likely. Possibly also a Pola on the camera.

Shooting without the 85B filter on tungsten stock in daytime and underexposing gets you a fairly deep blue look, so I think that's what they did. You can always add or subtract a little blue in color-correction later. I mean, it's always possible they used some other method but I doubt it.

In fact, ALL of "Heat" was shot on 500 ASA tungsten-balanced stock without the 85B filter and corrected in post.
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#3 22west

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 04:07 PM

Yes, that seems likely. Possibly also a Pola on the camera.

Shooting without the 85B filter on tungsten stock in daytime and underexposing gets you a fairly deep blue look, so I think that's what they did. You can always add or subtract a little blue in color-correction later.  I mean, it's always possible they used some other method but I doubt it.

In fact, ALL of "Heat" was shot on 500 ASA tungsten-balanced stock without the 85B filter and corrected in post.

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Thanks David.
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