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Shashank P Walia

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  1. Hello Had queried about use of spherical as well as anamorphic lenses for a diploma film project in a different forum. Now I have decided to shoot the film in both the formats - flat as well as scope. If I shoot 1.33 spherically and 2.35 on anamorphic, then the negative will be scanned to 2048 x 1536 (10bit dpx) in both cases, if i am using the universal gate on Arri 535B (4perf). Now how will the project be finished to final 2K DCP post grade if the film contains both the flat as well the scope material. Also due to Kowa Prominars not being in perfect condition, we might
  2. Hello Few queries regarding the same. If I shoot 1.37/1.33 spherically and 2.35 on anamorphic, then the negative will be scanned to 2048 x 1536 (10bit dpx) in both cases, if i am using the universal gate on Arri 535B (4perf). Now how will the project be finished to final 2K DCP post grade if the film contains both the flat as well the scope material. Also due to Kowa Prominars not being in perfect condition, we might be sourcing Hawk C Series lenses from the rental. Can the members reflect on the look and image qualities regarding the same lenses. Will be shooting the spherica
  3. Few shots taken on recently serviced Kowa Lenses.
  4. Miguel We might actually be shooting in a small room, but again I have realized in past few days thinking about anamorphic aesthetic that one has to embrace these aberrations or characteristics to fulfill a language for the narrative. To think of it in a different manner, why should wider aspecr ratio be always thought of to be used with wide landscapes. 2.35 can also be used as a minimalist device to use negative space. To create a sense of emptiness. Just a thought. Thanks for replying. Shall share more tests soon.
  5. As mentioned in an earlier list, I am about to shoot my final diploma film. We are in a process of finalizing the visual form of the film and using anamorphic lenses is one of the ideas. We have Kowa Prominar lenses available at the institute which got serviced yesterday. With few students along I took few shots just to see how they are performing post servicing. Although I intend to shoot my diploma film on 35mm Film, these few shots were taken on an Arri Alexa XT. Prores HQ. Rec 709. In available light. ND filters were used in exterior shots. It is not a test but I would like to have
  6. I intend to be be using anamorphic lenses to achieve a 2.35 frame for most part of the film. Some part of the film is to be output to a 1.37 ratio for which I am inquiring, the kind of image both technically as well as aesthetically could be achieved by pillarboxing a 2.35 frame. You are right about the spherical lenses with respect to the cinematographic history. But the idea here is as I mentioned to create as little difference between two different aspect ration w.r.t frame related elements. Thanks.
  7. Mark, The film in addition to the narrative, also intends to follow a journey of the medium itself, which is 35mm film( in the context of Indian film history). In 1.37 frame, lensing and composition shall create that different look or difference rather than the elements within the frame such as tonality, texture, depth of field etc. That's the idea right now. Also the duration of the film is 25 mins and having very different formal aesthetics might not work. So even if we are working with different aspect ratios there shouldn't be a stark difference in the imagery. David, I am alr
  8. Hello I am about to shoot my final year diploma film on 35mm format using anamorphic lenses ( we have Kowas availiable in the institute). The film will be finished on a 2K DCP format through 2K 10bit dpx scans on a spirit. Most part of the film is to be fulfilled for 2.35:1 aspect ratio but there is some portions to be fulfilled for 1.37:1. I can use spherical lens for 1.37 output but then the visual texture of this portion of the film wont match the rest of the film which will be shot with the anamorphic lenses. So, is it possible to to shoot the entire film on anamorphic lenses
  9. Hello I just realised that I posted this topic in an inappropriate forum earlier. Apologies for re-posting. I am about to shoot my year end final dialogue exercise in a month's time from now, the film has to be shot in studio space on 35mm film and sound synced. The film explores the internal conflicts of a family living in an lower middle class weared out house. It's raining or overcast in most part of the film and hence it is softly lit throughout but at the same time, I am trying to go for a higher contrast(not exactly very high) with lighting. Now, I am looking to create contra
  10. Hello I am about to shoot my year end final dialogue exercise in a month's time from now, the film has to be shot in studio space on 35mm film and sound synced. The film explores the internal conflicts of a family living in an lower middle class weared out house. It's raining or overcast in most part of the film and hence it is softly lit throughout but at the same time, I am trying to go for a higher contrast(not exactly very high) with lighting. Now, I am looking to create contrast within the space with respect to exterior and interior by the means of lighting (avoiding a lot of fill
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