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The Man Who Wasn't There (2 replies and 1 comment)

bargav92
3 weeks ago
bargav92 3 weeks ago

Hello Mr.Deakins,

I had a couple of questions about The Man Who Wasn't There.

  1. You had mentioned that you had used the 500 Asa stock (I assume 5219). But do you rate the film stock at 320 ASA (2/3rds of stops lesser) oe at 250 ASA (full stop lesser) for this stock?
  2. While using Tungsten film for shooting Black and white (desaturating in post), Ive felt that the red layer of the film doesnt get exposed enough, the penetration of various colours through the film stock differs - the colours behave differently. Did you some how caliberate your production design and costume designs to particular colours that you desired to circumvent this problem?

Thank You.

Bargav Sridhar

bargav92
3 weeks ago
bargav92 3 weeks ago

Wow ! I am sorry Mr.Deakins my knowledge in film prints are meager at best. I am born into the digital era and I don't know about prints ! Kodak doesn't even manufacture 5277 any more or even 5269. 

Why didn't you want to go with double x (5222) ? 

The image attached is the spectral sensitivity readings for the 5277 stock - so did you make changes to the color palette based on this data ? 

It's amazing that you get an opportunity to test the film stock in the scenarios you would face !!

 

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Screenshot_20190805-005242.png
dmullenasc
3 weeks ago

5277 320T was a lower-contrast stock originally made to compete with Agfa XT320, but Agfa dropped out of the color negative business just a year or so after Kodak 320T came out for unrelated reasons. Then Kodak replaced it with a lower-contrast stock called Expression 500T. When D.I.'s became commonplace and the Vision-3 stocks came out with their wide latitude, the market for specialty low or high-contrast stocks declined since so many different looks could be created using digital color-correction.

Roger Deakins
3 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 3 weeks ago

I actually shot 'TMWWT' on 5277 film stock rated at 320ASA. Sorry if I misspoke and said it was 500ASA. I used this slower stock as it had less contrast and a tighter grain. The film negative was printed onto a B/W title stock, 5269, and I found the combination of the two gave me the best looking B/W final image.

We did some tests with colors before the shoot, bath for costume design and set deign.

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