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#1 Anastasia

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 07:27 PM

I am directing a short film shot during night-time. I've included two reference pictures for the look. I have spoken to quite a few DOPs and they are all advising me against shooting this on HD or actually any digital format to get this look. I would like to hear your opinions of the type of problems I could run into if I was to go for HD. It seems like I would actually need more lighting than shooting on film and I keep being warned about the blacks. Thanks for any advice.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:56 PM

I don't see why you couldn't get that look in HD but could on film. You just may have to underexpose the dappled light a little more to keep the spots from clipping and increase the soft underexposed top fill to compensate (on the shot of the couple.) I might crush the blacks a little too.

Looks like some diffusion might be needed, like a Soft-FX.

The dreaminess of the shots may be a case where the P&S Technik Pro-35 adaptor and some Super-Speeds may help create a really shallow-focus look.
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