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Dave Kovacs

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  1. It is the best comparison to natural light(sun and firelight) with red bias. Have a look at the movie BACKDRAFT(1991), it was shot on daylight balanced filmstock using mostly tungsten sources for the fire scenes. The depth of color is gorgeous. Tungsten bulbs and Chinese lanterns are a match made in heaven.
  2. I am selling the book: Optics and Focus for Camera Assistants:Art, Science and Zen by Fritz Hershey If you want to expand your understanding of the mechanics and physics behind focus pulling, this book is the one. I have owned this book for 14 years. It is in very Good condition. The price is $155.00 USD with FREE SHIPPING inside the contiguous United States. CashApp and PAYPAL accepted. OPTICS AND FOCUS book.jfif
  3. Jeremy, You can get that 90's look with the right ingredients. Filmstock: Shoot on Kodak 500T 5219, underexpose by 1/3 stop, push 1 stop in processing. Lenses: Use Zeiss Superspeeds(any series is fine) or LOMO primes (use the 77-89 lenses) Lighting: Employ purposeful separation with sidelight, edge light and kickers. DO NOT USE LED's. The TEXTURE of the light is VERY important in re-creating the 90's. Utilize Tungsten fixtures, T12 KINOFLO's and Chinese lanterns with incandescent or quartz(500 or 1000 watt bulbs) and HMI's. Make some covered wagons using ceramic light sockets that burn incandescent bulbs. Employ a bit of overhead lighting when possible. Atmosphere: Rent a HAZER not a fog machine. Use it in the background. Test it to see if you like the look. POST: Find a post house that has a CRT Telecine and make a transfer. Ohhh.. those CRT transfers really have a nice quality to the colors. It will take you even closer to the 90's look. KNOWLEDGE: Read key 90's issues of AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER(ie; The issue about how Khondji shot SE7EN, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN issue, the FIGHT CLUB issue, the GLADIATOR issue, The MAY 1993 issue, The 1996 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE issue. YOU CAN GET THAT 90's LOOK WITH TODAY'S GEAR. Arm you self with knowledge and experiment.
  4. One roll of 400ft 35mm Film SEALED FUJIFILM FUJI 8547 500T VIVID ETERNA 35mm Stored in refrigeration since its last production in 2013. $225 USD Free Shipping inside the contiguous United States CashApp , PAYPAL accepted
  5. I like to call the Malick style "ethereal verite".
  6. Hire a local drone operator to fly in a circular pattern around the subject, with an LED fixture attached to the drone.
  7. I have used both DHL and FEDEX to ship motion picture film across international borders with no problems. Write 'DO NOT X-RAY' on the package, place stickers with the same words on the package. Communicate to the customer service representative your concerns just to put your mind at ease. It will be fine.
  8. There are several Konvas/KINOR users in Toronto. Contact Victor Huey. He is a member here. Send a message through Konvas.org user list serv. You will no doubt find a Konvaseer, going that route.
  9. Hi, Max. The LOMO 75mm OCT19 lens is still for sale.
  10. The story of getting this film actually made is very interesting. Apparently, a complete feature was shot and then shelved. This is the second and the successful effort. I am happy to see a finished product. Well done.
  11. @Guy Holt The drop ceiling grid setup is a game changer. Thanks for sharing those pictures and that info.
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