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  1. Quick question: Using a Canon Scoopic with Fuji 250D. What is the recommended exposure to leave a safety margin? -In outdoor daylight? -Indoors with Mixed lighting? (big windows)
  2. Quick question: Using a Canon Scoopic with Fuji 250D. What is the recommended exposure to leave a safety margin? -In outdoor daylight? -Indoors with Mixed lighting (big windows)
  3. Thank you, David. Following along with the image and movies: Magnum and Long Goodbye, I'm wondering if Fuji Eterna 250D is ok to shoot with a polarizer in a West Coast setting? Would I be better off using 160t? I am worried about overexposure...
  4. http://www.drivehard.net/pirates/etc/pi/GE/location_image_hq/7.22_6.04_2.jpg Yes, it's Magnum PI. What are the camera setups going on here? It reminds me of the beach scenes from The Long Goodbye, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and the farm scenes from Superman. Diffusion/low-con filters? How does one replicate (in 16mm) that soft, slightly obscuring blur? Is it from too strong a sun? What would be a recommended film stock? Exposure?
  5. http://www.drivehard...7.22_6.04_2.jpg Yes, it's Magnum PI. What are the camera setups going on here? It reminds me of the beach scenes from The Long Goodbye, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and the farm scenes from Superman. Diffusion/low-con filters? How does one replicate (in 16mm) that soft, slightly obscuring blur? Is it from too strong a sun? What would be a recommended film stock? Exposure?
  6. Thanks, Will. DSLR rig sounds handy as I could probably switch it out with any other camcorder.
  7. Got a Canon Scoopic that's more of a handheld - too small for it to be placed on a shoulder for steady support. Found some examples of a "body mount" in Full Metal Jacket. What exactly are these called? http://imgur.com/a/L9gLG Will these allow a handheld camera to function like a shoulder-support camera: Walking around will have the walking movement, but steady from handshaking.
  8. A bleak, complete sense of despair for a static, post-revolutionary world void of any salvation or redemption ala late Bresson. (great movies btw!)
  9. Thanks for the suggestions, John. The project will be a mix of exterior, interiors, and mostly shaded areas. I'm doing the cheap budget thing where I've decided to just purchase tungsten so I don't have to worry too much about switching stocks from scene to scene. I also just came across Alonzo's Farewell My Lovely which is sort of an in-between Chinatown and The Long Goodbye.
  10. I'm considering using the 400t stock from Fuji for a short 16mm project, going for a 'Long Goodbye / Chinatown' 50s pastel, California coast sort of look. I'll be using an 85 filter + ND 4x for sunny, blue sky scenes, which would get me at 64asa. I've read through archives and it seems to be a stock most are satisfied with, however, I did note that the previous version (around 2004) resulted in a grainier image for 16mm. Just wanted to know if there's any recent usage of the stock for 16mm. How does it do outdoors/indoors? Night exterior?
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    Body Mount

    In Full Metal Jacket, the 'Vietnam: The Movie' sequence, the cameraman has a small rig attached to his camera he uses that presses against his shoulder and his waist: http://postimage.org/image/pp0sd2pw/ http://postimage.org/image/pp921t6s/ http://postimage.org/image/ponk2aro/ http://postimage.org/image/ppe0nuo4/ What's this called? I've got a Scoopic so it can't rest against the shoulder. Is this device used like a tripod just to stabilize the camera in stationary shots, or can it be used like a cheap and crude Steadicam?
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    Diffusion Tricks

    Great tips - Thank you!
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    Diffusion Tricks

    For that soft fog, daydream into the past look - Chinatown or Picnic at Hanging Rock. I have a fixed lens (Scoopic M) so besides in post, how could that feel be achieved? For Picnic at Hanging Rock, Russell Boyd did this: "The dreamlike, hazy effect that gives the film its distinctive look was reportedly achieved by placing a piece of bridal veil over the camera lens." In Wings of Desire, wiki notes that "During filming Alekan used a very old and fragile silk stocking that had belonged to his grandmother as a filter for the monochromatic sequences." Would this really work? Any other tricks?
  14. http://www.colorlab.com/filmskool/16mmtoHD.html: How much is the quality disparity between several years old refrigerated vs brand new purchased stock from Kodak or Fuji? I'm shooting a short that we plan on entering to festivals; However, it's similar along the lines to Five Easy Pieces or Chinatown, where the image has a distinct faded 70s look - so maybe spankin new stock isn't all that necessary?
  15. Wow, the 400' mag camera sure is a most coveted item. I do have an earlier version of the scoopic, which I think I'll be sticking with, as Will pointed out, allows for quick and easy transport. I did find a CP-16 for sale in Austin, Texas: http://austin.craigslist.org/pho/2532914276.html Up for grabs for anyone that was looking for one.
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