I'm a student who is about to shoot a 5min 35mm short. The final look we are going for is one with very minimal grain and no noise. This 5207 test video shot by Kodak is a good example of what we are looking for.
The key thing here is minimal grain and noise. I've been looking into various post houses and the equipment they have and came up with this list:
Fotokem - Spirit
Metro Post - Director
Gamma Ray Digital - ScanStation
Cinelab - Xena
Nolo Digital - Arriscan
FilmVideoSolutions - Spirit
I'm not too sure where to go from here. Whats the typical workflow in order to achieve a noise free and (almost) grain free result? Will data scanning instead of telecine help? Is there any post house that is recommended for this sort of thing? And do any of these post houses offer grain management/reduction that can help us achieve the look of that kodak test video?
The scans I've seen from Fotokem seem quite nice in terms of grain and noise but I haven't seen too many examples from others.
I plan on overexposing by at least a stop to tighten grain but is there any 3rd party software that can help with grain and noise management/reduction after scanning?
Any help is appreciated!