Premium Member Josh Hill Posted March 6, 2005 Premium Member Share Posted March 6, 2005 So spring break is coming up and I'm going to embark on a 3-4 minute 16mm short to be transferred to MiniDV, and then a possible film print if everything turns out okay. My camera/lighting setup is this: CP16R/A (156 degree shutter) Angenieux 10-150mm 2 1k Par64 cans 1 Arri 650 Fresnel 1 Arri 300 Fresnel I may end up renting a flag/scrim set, but I don't want to spend too much on rental, since it's nothing big. I hope to use as much sunlight as possible (through windows, and of course for the outdoor scenes) but I don't know if the weather will be permitting (it's quite overcast now, but I still have a little over a week to clear things up). My concern, because I have no experience with film stock, is what would be the best to use. I'm going with tungsten stock so that I can filter to shoot in daylight (or not filter it at all of the blue-ish look which I think may actually look good for this project), but my concern is contrast and sharpness. I was thinking originally about shooting 7217, but I was worried it may be a little too fast for what I need, and wasn't sure about how it handles contrast (I have one scene in mind that needs to be very contrasty). 7212 interested me because it is sharp and I shouldn't have too much of a problem lighting if I didn't have enough sunlight, and would be slower for the exterior scenes. I'm going to get 6-800 feet of short ends from filmemporium.com and shoot over one or two days (depending). Are there any other suggestions for filmstock? Will the sharpness of 7212 be better for me since I know I'm using an inherently soft lens? How well do these stocks handle sunlight? If I shoot unfiltered will it look horribly blue, or just slightly so? www.movielab.com is going to be my lab/telecine since they have the best prices that I could find. I'm going to get two copies of on miniDV, one with Keycode/timecode burnt in and one without (so that if I do decide to make a print I can have the burn in for the negative cutter). Anything else I should think about regarding stock and such? Thanks, Josh Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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