This is the only film in the last few years that I've just HAD to have in my collection of DVD's because of its cinematography.
It's so simple, yet beautifull. Natural available light chosen in very profound ways.
It felt like a beautifully shot documentary.
Really great movie, story and photography. My favorite of recent 3 years.
Anyway to get to the point.
In the Kodak DVD documentary "the difference" Lance Acord was talking how fast the stock that they have shot with was. He didn't say which stock was it, but If I remember correctly it was that low contrast low saturation stock that lasted for one year (was its number 5264?)
Anyway, he said that they were able to shoot night scenes even by stopping down to f4, which I find currious. Is Tokio at night really so bright?
I've never been to such a large city, but can you really shoot a night scene
with say ISO800 (he said the have rated it at more than 500ISO) at f4 at 1/50s?
At least where I live, road high pressure sodium lamps give you light for about 1600ISO with wide open lenses (f1.8) at 1/50s
I assume that all those neons and light ads in Tokio give extra light, but so much extra? 4 stops more than usual road lights?
Edited by Filip Plesha, 01 July 2005 - 09:32 AM.