Jump to content


Photo

Which Kodak color 16mm film stock to use


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Lee Robinson

Lee Robinson

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Student
  • New York

Posted 30 November 2017 - 04:46 PM

Hey everyone,

 

Looking for a bit of advice on which 16mm Kodak film stock to use from the options below:

 

KODAK VISION3 50D Color Negative Film 7203 

KODAK VISION3 250D Color Negative Film 7207

KODAK VISION3 200T Color Negative Film 7213

KODAK VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 7219

 

The conditions im shooting in are a little up in the air, so i should be prepared to shoot both interior and exterior, although i will say that id expect most of the indoor shots to be during the day and with natural light filtering in.. as opposed to using tungsten. The interiors may still be darker in terms of how much natural light there is. There could be some mixed lighting situations, but some with no tungsten as well.

The exterior conditions could be from bright sunlight to overcast but would be during the day regardless (no night time shooting).

 

I'll be shooting people with darker skin tones (black and darker brown shades) in a straight forward documentary style and would prefer the look to be sharp, clean and less grainy.. The darker skin tones are probably my biggest concern.. I want the tones to be balanced, not too cool and not too warm..

 

As im guessing it will mostly be daylight as the light source, is 250D the safest option?

 

Thanks!


  • 0

#2 Mark Kenfield

Mark Kenfield
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1050 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Australia/Wherever The Wind Takes Me

Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:47 PM

If your settings are all daytime, then I'd recommend 7207 250D for your interiors and 7203 50D for your exteriors.

50D is pretty important for outdoors, as it prevents you having to stack unholy amounts of ND in front of the lens (which can make using the viewfinder pretty difficult).


  • 0

#3 Robin Phillips

Robin Phillips
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
  • Director
  • Los Angeles / San Francisco

Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:34 PM

sounds like you prolly want most of your stuff to be 250d and maybe a bit of 50d for exteriors if need be. otherwise just make sure you got a matte box and a full ND set.

 

depending on the subject matter you can also shoot on the tungsten stocks and do a post color correct, will give you an overall cooler look with tighter grain on the 200t than the 50d. but if you can have only 1 stock it sounds like 250d is your winner


  • 0

#4 David Mullen ASC

David Mullen ASC
  • Sustaining Members
  • 19759 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 03 December 2017 - 02:30 AM

If you had to use only one stock in mixed daylight conditions from interior to exterior, then 250D, but if you can use two stocks, then use 50D whenever you can. 

 

Vision-3 stocks are all matched pretty closely in terms of contrast and saturation.  It used to be that the daylight stocks were a bit more contrasty but that isn't really true anymore.


  • 0


Wooden Camera

Technodolly

Opal

Abel Cine

The Slider

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

Willys Widgets

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineLab

Metropolis Post

Rig Wheels Passport

Paralinx LLC

Aerial Filmworks

Ritter Battery

CineTape

Visual Products

FJS International, LLC

Glidecam

Rig Wheels Passport

Tai Audio

Opal

CineLab

FJS International, LLC

Willys Widgets

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

Aerial Filmworks

Ritter Battery

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Wooden Camera

The Slider

Glidecam

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

Technodolly

Paralinx LLC

Metropolis Post

CineTape