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Rick Wise
Geoff Boyle
on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:27:42 pm

Here's a terrific six-minute piece by Geoff Boyle that discusses "film looks" and digital. He also mentions a relatively new software called FilmConvert ($200) that I have yet to try but looks very promising, especially for those shooting with DSLRs.





Rick Wise
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Todd Terry
Re: Geoff Boyle
on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:40:28 pm

Good find, Rick... a very worthwhile watch.

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Rick Wise
Re: Geoff Boyle
on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:44:11 pm

Also see this fairly long piece by Phillip Bloom on FilmConvert:

http://philipbloom.net/2013/08/16/filmconvert/

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Mark Suszko
Re: Geoff Boyle
on Jan 29, 2015 at 5:34:32 pm

How do we square that, with this?

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/sundance-premieres-sophisticated-tangerin...


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Rick Wise
Re: Geoff Boyle
on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:56:01 pm

Mark, I don't think I quite understand your "squaring" comment. The filmmakers used:

“We came across two things that elevated the look,” Baker said. He used a Moondog Labs anamorphic lens and an app called Filmic Pro to get the film’s grainy and sophisticated look."


How does that not square with either what Geoff Boyle is saying or the use of FilmConvert? There is never just one way.

Rick Wise
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Mark Suszko
Re: Geoff Boyle
on Jan 30, 2015 at 1:48:04 am

Boyle was saying he wants more out of every camera, more pixels, more data, higher bandwidth. The iPhone has a nice camera in it but it ain't no Alexa. The again, it's never ultimately about the tools, but how good a story you tell, with the tools you choose or have available, is what I out of the Tangerine story.


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Rick Wise
Re: Geoff Boyle
on Jan 30, 2015 at 3:33:47 am

So true! First of all, it's the story. As we all know, one can make fantastic pictures with a Kodak Brownie, and fantastic movies with any damned camera there is, provided you know how to use it. Given a choice, I would always opt for the camera with more pixels and more reach into highlights and shadows. But if the choice were between shooting with camera X and not shooting at all, I'd choose camera X and make it work as best I can.

It seems to me that is exactly what the makers of Tangerine did. Had they a choice of a better camera, they'd have chosen it. But they didn't have the choice and they mastered the situation. Geoff Boyle's comments seem to me to remain highly cogent.

Rick Wise
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MFA/BFA Lighting and Camera Instructor Academy of Art University
San Francisco Bay Area
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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