Pushing for a Gritty Look
Posted 11 September 2005 - 11:09 PM
Posted 11 September 2005 - 11:50 PM
Also, a two-stop push may not yield exactly two-stops worth of increase density, so it's safer not to underexpose by quite the same amount as you push. Besides, if you underexpose by 1 1/3 stops, let's say, and push by two stops, you will have a little extra density in the negative for printing down, which improves your contrast and blacks.
Posted 12 September 2005 - 06:59 PM
Im thinking of shooting a short on 7217, just because it's the Vision 2 stock with the contrast I like the best. Unfortunetly I can't get a hold of any old Vision1 stock because this is a student shoot and Kodak doesn't have it available for us. So, in order to get more texture and character out of the stock I have decided to push it two stops. Since I can't really shoot test either, I'm curious to know what kind of things I should keep in mind when pushing. Do I underexpose it 2 full stops? How much does the Latitude of the film change? Normally I could underxpose by 4 stops and still get detail on the shadows, what would happen now? Any info will help?
I would not overdo it, especially since you want the normal contrast of 7217. Try underexposing by a stop, and then pushing 1. That should give a bit more grain texture, without much change in tone scale. At 4-under, you would lose all shadow detail, and even with a push-2, the best you would recover would be very grainy and have "milky" blacks with no shadow detail.