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Olle Knutson

Pushing 16mm film white balance

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Hey guys,

I recently shot a scene outside in pretty low light conditions and decided to push the film one stop. The film came back and looks extremely different from the rest of the footage. Usually I have very little trouble with correcting 16mm but now this just looks terrible. It feels like the negative is missing color. Sooo Ive been wathcing youtube tutorials on how to white balance for two days now and trying different methods but really havnt gotten any good results.

What am I missing? Does pushing film really ruin the film this much?

If anyone wants to take a look at it here are the files:


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I can't tell anything from the frame, you do have a shot pushed and a shot normal for comparison?  Was the transfer delivered to you as a log file?  Pushing 1-stop tends to increase contrast and grain, there isn't a saturation loss usually but I guess it depends on how much the footage was underexposed. 

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