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Oliver Chopping

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  1. Hi Uli, Thanks for all your great advice & input with regards to our project. You're absolutely right about avoiding all modern shooting techniques & we are well & truly going back to basics here which personally I love. Oli
  2. Very true! I also feel like the chap in the background at the moment. Each arrow represents a new & expensive problem to solve! 😉
  3. Hi Alissa, Thanks for replying to my post & yes you're so right about the importance of period make-up, funnily enough we have been working with our hair/make-up team for the last two or three days on this & the attention to detail cannot be underestimated especially so when you are shooting in B&W. It's painstaking work on these tests but it's got to be right! 🙂
  4. Hi Aapo, Thank-you for your incredibly helpful input earlier. All of this has just been sent to my cinematographer here on France & he'll go over it all shortly. I've always been a fan of the look of Fomapan 400, that's worth looking into & experimenting with. We will be presently starting on our test footage so every bit of help & knowledge such as you have provided is invaluable thank-you. Best, Oli
  5. Thanks once again David, all incredibly useful help for me. I agree with you 100 % with regards to putting myself in that particular mindset of a filmmaker from that era & that is absolutely how I am approaching the project aesthetically. The two main movies I'm currently referencing are His Girl Friday & (albeit slightly earlier) Hitchcock's The 39 Steps. That's generally the kind of feel I am aiming to replicate somehow. We have many tests ahead of us, using older lenses to play with depth of field, lighting being incredibly important as I need to use the correct period lighting/ tec
  6. Simon many thanks for your reply to my post. That's all incredibly useful information for me & yes you're absolutely right about the frame rate as was pointed out to me by David Mullen yesterday also. I have forwarded this to my cinematographer here in France & once again I really appreciate your time & help. Best, Oliver
  7. Hi all, I hope everyone is well in these bizarre Covid times. Firstly, as this is my first post, I'd like to say a brief hello, as I am just a beginner It's great to be able to converse with such knowledgeable minds on these subjects. I am about to embark on my first feature film over here in France next year & I'd like some help & advice if at all possible. We are shooting a pre-war comedy, set mostly in France in 1939 (no it's not Allo Allo to my UK friends!) As the creator & director my aim is to replicate, as close as possible, that particular era of film (prim
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