Question #1: Perfect Circle - Judith

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Alan Estrada, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. Alan Estrada

    Alan Estrada Guest

    I'm a video afficionado, really amateur... with no training at all, so
    I thought I could start posting questions about videos and movies I
    liked, I'm mainly interested in video and film post-production, as I
    understand this covers editing, compositing and special fx.

    last night I was watching a video directed by David Fincher for the
    group Perfect Circle, the video title is Judith.

    I dont know much about technical stuff, but I want to get into it, I
    can work myself with Photoshop, Adobe Premiere and Newtek Lightwave

    Since there are no behind the scenes for music videos or at least
    there isnt for the post production phase I'd like you to be as
    descriptive as you could be...

    This video (Judith) was shot on film as far as I can see because of
    the grain and the smooth motion, am I right? there are a lot of
    shaking effects and orange strokes....Im not sure but I think movie's
    film comes positive, not negative like photo, Im not sure
    how they do the orange strokes, are those from manipulating manually
    the film with a chemical or by scratching it with some edgy object or
    is it the result of digitally manipulating the reel?

    the shaking: is it an effect that resulted from the transfer from film
    to video or was it digitally composed?

    does anyone know what kind of hardware/software was used for this
    what about the lightning, camera and lenses?

    thanks in advance for clearing this doubts out
    Alan Estrada, Jan 22, 2004
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  2. Alan Estrada

    Seattle Eric Guest

    Generally, no. While there are direct positive film emulsions (or
    were at one time) by far most emulsions create negatives.
    Seattle Eric, Jan 22, 2004
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  3. Alan Estrada

    Alan Estrada Guest

    thanks for the I guess the process is way more complicated than I thought
    Alan Estrada, Jan 25, 2004
  4. Alan Estrada

    david.mccall Guest

    A traditional workflow might be;
    Shoot original in-camera negative (negative emulsion)
    create work prints or dailies are made from the original (negative emulsion)
    edit the work print (only one picture strand with fades
    and other effects marked with grease pencil)
    create approval print (reversal emulsion or 2 negative emulsion passes)
    match the original negative to the workprint (usually requires more
    than one picture strand to accommodate dissolves and such)
    create master print of movie (negative emulsion)
    create duplication master (negative emulsion)
    create distribution prints (negative emulsion)

    Today many people take a digital detour
    Shoot original in-camera negative (negative emulsion) or high definition
    ingest the film or tape into the computer
    edit and manipulate the digital video
    create master print of movie (negative emulsion)
    create duplication master (negative emulsion)
    create distribution prints (negative emulsion)

    Most of the stages typically use a negative emulsion. Negative emulsions
    have more latitude and a more straight forward to develop. There can
    be many more steps in the process of creating a movie, but these are
    most of the basic steps.
    david.mccall, Jan 25, 2004
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