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#1 Carlos F. Rossini

Carlos F. Rossini

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 11:50 AM

Hi, I visit and read the forum since it came out, but I really post very little.

I?m about to shoot a 90mins feature film on 2 DVX100A, we are ready to test and get a film transfer. My experience in video for film transfer isn?t big but is not very little. In the past I shot 2 70/80 minn documentaries, but I did them w/ a dsr500ws PAL, pd150 PAL mixed w/ 35&16, with great results. But now I own 2 NTSC DVX100A mini cameras, and the screenplay is asking for something like ?video look? ? the main character is holding a handy cam ? we see his pov- 15% of the movie.

So... this is the case: the film have moments We?ve decided will be low contrast and others that will be high contrast, we have a couple B/W seqs, 2 principal moments that will be bluish and other greenish and so. I know, too much looks around.

The prod. Path is something like this: we are shooting NTSC 24PAdvnc then edit in FCP HD, batch capture uploading to HD for ?color timing? and print.

I?m about to run some tests and have them printed.
Because the only experience before have been with Documentary in PAL and the transfer people here in México is not so good and well informed as I would like, I really want to know what have been your experience in similar productions, before I test,
in terms of
? Gamma settings, Master Pedestal settings,
? Resolution, THIN or MID settings,
? latitude response of the camera,
? color correcting lighs or using post for a special look or using post, or simply WB
? using camera filters rather post,
? usefull range of the anamorphic adapter,
? better aperture for the DVX100a optics (I was thinking to shoot at 2,8 / 4 and 1/48 shutter)
? wich stock use for the final print that can take the looks we want (I have an Idea but would love to know your experience because my idea is the safest here not the better I think)

Recently I was watching Personal Velocity shot by Ellen Kuras, whose work I love, and it have many of what I we were thinking for this film ? Naturalistic feeling with some deep treatment in terms of image. Well is Mrs. Kuras!

Well I?m seeing my post and is very long and extended. Sorry about that, but before I run all kind of test to judge the camera I rather Know from your experience with it.

I hope my english is not so bad,
Thanks a lot in advance, for your time and advice.

Carlos.
Mexico City
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