Jordan Newell White Posted October 26, 2013 Share Posted October 26, 2013 If you shoot with digital cameras such as the Arri Alexa or the Red Epic (including the 6K Dragon), then how do you obtain that film look that you would get with 8, 16, and 35mm film, from Kodak? People out there sort of complain that digital "looks too clean and is not painting with light and shadow" or "is not art". Most movies and TV shows that don't choose film as their capture option choose Alexa, while Red gets shoved aside (ouch). If you look at the footage, it wouldn't really look like film or something, and in post production they give it that film look by doing color grading and adding film grain. What if that method still doesn't give you a film look? How can I have the film look if I shoot with an Arri Alexa and attempt to save thousands or millions of dollars on post production by creating the film look on set? I've seen Arri Alexa footage projected at my local NCG theater, as a movie, in 2K, and from what I can tell, by all means, the footage looks nothing like what you would get out of a phone or pocket camera, is that true? Well, I often want to shoot for a nostalgic look if I attempt to make a Christmas film in New England. Gremlins was given a nostalgic Christmas look because of the Christmas setting, why can't a Christmas film that is shoot with an Arri Alexa be given a nostalgic Christmas film look, or even a film look in general if the resolution is in pixels and not printed dots like on film or something? And people will still argue that film "is painting with light, Digital is not". Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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