I'm a DoP who been mainly doing digital. Now I have a new documentary (90 mins) which is to be shot on different formats. It will all be blown up to 35mm.
50% shot on HDV, 35% on DVCPRO or HD, (all digital on progressive mode) and the remaining on S16. It will be cut with film clips (16 & 35), from Italian films from the 60's and 70's.
The HDV shooting will be done without any filters on the camera. Basically because we want to portrait the subjetc as he is without any diffusion. (He's got HIV and used to be a well known actor in Italy).
The S16 shooting will be done by another DoP. (Inserts)
The DVCPRO/HD will be done in Rome. Using a wide angle lens and a telephoto lens. (Haven't decided which yet. Budget is still being prepared.) I want this to be a look which is different from the HDV. Both picture wise and movement wise. I want to use a 1/4 Pro-Mist, add some Tiffen 812 and Polarizers, grads (SE) and maybe som Ultra constrast filters. I basically want the surroundings and the subject to look warmer and more healthy than in HDV.
The film will be in both natural surroundings and tungsten/HMI lit surroundings. Some of the HDV might be b&w (post). Will then use a yellow or orange filter for this probably.
My question is this: will the filters and menu settings be a not so wise choice when blowing up to film. I know that blowing up will make digital seem a little more soft than it is. So I won't be using any hard soft filters. But any menu settings I shouldn't use/or should use, when going to 35mm?
If you have any experience in this, any tips and tricks will be appreciated.
Edited by Lars.Erik, 27 August 2005 - 06:33 AM.