Janis Lionel Huber Posted February 4 Share Posted February 4 Hello I have an experimental music video project which only operates with analogue/optical effects. It was all filmed with digital cameras high iso - so its veeeeery grainy (purposely so, see sample still). Now I would like to perform a final step over: Print it on 16mm (or 35mm film) and then scan it back in 2k or 4k There are three ways I imagine this can happen, tho have no previous experience: - 16mm print out and scan back to digital: quite expensive to do, even for 4min. - 35mm print out and scan back to digital: probably cheaper - though maybe the resolution is too good / the grain no present enough. Then again: Maybe this is just the necessary amount of information/sharpness needed to render the digital grain/artefacts clearly - Use a Bolex or Krasnogorsk and film the digital master from a screen or projector, develop the film and scan back to digital (?): does this give you adequate quality? I'm especially interested in this technique since its the cheapest but also because i imagine the 'sloppiness' of the bolex/krasnogorsk adds a movement that could be quite interesting for e.g. the shots that were filmed on a gimbal. Questions: - has any of you experience with filming from a screen / projector? If yes, I'd appreciate some tips regarding technique. - I guess in all the cases above it would make sense to have a digital master that is rather a little more overexposed than underexposed? - ho do overexposures end up on the film negative/scan back? does it get more organic or does it stay rather digital in its aesthetic? I hope I could express myself understandably. Best Janis Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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