Rating an ASA lower
Posted 29 July 2005 - 08:42 AM
I read American Cinematographer and I keep seeing people say that so I just wanted to check it out.
Posted 01 August 2005 - 02:06 PM
Kodak VISION2 500T Color Negative Film 5218 is rated EI 500 Tungsten.
If you "rate" the film at EI 250, and calculate your T-Stop based on that rating, you will effectively INCREASE exposure by one stop.
Here's an exposure table:
Posted 01 August 2005 - 05:29 PM
A lot of people do this to overexpose nominally and get a denser negative that will cause an apparent grain reduction. Or you could do the opposite if you want to underexpose and push the film.
Posted 01 August 2005 - 05:37 PM
And I recently underexposed by 2 stops and got the neg pushed and the high contrast look was great.
Having said that all these decisions should be based on the required look and testing - just cause Robert Richardson and Co rate 500 at 400 - doesn't mean it will be best suited for your project
Posted 02 August 2005 - 05:07 PM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 03:08 AM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:26 AM
But as I said I am coming back to the school of thought that an exactly nailed exposure with minimum filtration on good lenses is the best thing.