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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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Literature about "Film Look"

Hi,

I'm writing a research paper about "Digital Film and the Cinema Look" and I was hoping that you guys could point me towards some valid sources on that subject. "Valid" means books, articles or other research papers.

The main chapters I need scources for are:

1. Differences between film / video and their impact on the look of the footage
2. Achieving a film like look during production
3. Achieving a film like look during post-production

I am aware that there's a lot of information about those subjects on these forums already. This forum is a nice place to get inspired and a great collection of tips and expiriences from other users, but unfortunately forum posts or wikipedia are not allowed as sources for my research paper.

So, can you recommend any literature about this subject? I'm having a really hard time to find any, so I would be grateful for any bit of information.

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Matthias
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Old April 5th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #2
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I personally think its Hollywood look not film!

I think people have a misconception trying to achieve film look. I think what they are really after is emulating the hollywood cinematic look.

here are a couple of good reads that just might help you get a really good scope into this world.

Redrock Sample Footage

and

The Great Camera Shootout 2010 | Zacuto

almost forgot

http://hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/


Hope that helps and is a good start!

M. T. Zaheer "Shan"

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Old April 5th, 2010, 10:48 PM   #3
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also...

this is a good read..

http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.co...aspx?dwnid=128
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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for those links.

You're right, it's more about the hollywood cinematic look than emulating the look of film.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #5
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From "The Filmmaker's Handbook" by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus:

"Isolating people from their surrounding using shallow depth of field can be a very powerful tool, useful in both fiction and documentary. It can both create a mood and allow the filmmaker to use selective focus to draw the audience's attention to different elements in the frame. This is one of the key factors that characterize the look of the classic 35mm feature film."

There are other examples in this excellent book which cover the differences between video and film. I bought mine from Amazon.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 12:00 PM   #6
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Thanks Thane, the book arrived today, so far it looks awesome.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 03:24 PM   #7
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I don't know what level you wish to go but check out these

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rd/pubs/w...les/WHP008.pdf

BBC - R&D - Publications - WHP053

Light Illusion - Digital Cinematography

http://www.quantel.co.uk/repository/...tBook_20th.pdf
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Old May 8th, 2010, 06:06 PM   #8
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Thanks Thane, the book arrived today, so far it looks awesome.
I think you will enjoy the book, Mathias.
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