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Old May 23rd, 2006, 08:46 PM   #1
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Best video 'film look' sample

Many of us have strived for this. Some of us using 60i others 24p or PAL, some with 35mm lenses and some without...

Question is, what's the best video to "film look" sample you've seen either online or on video release?

I don't know what camera or process was used but the best I've seen was the film '9 Songs' but it was a film transfer. The worst I've seen was the film Open water... just looked like video to me but also I believe it was shot 60i on SonyVX2000 or PD150.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 07:26 PM   #2
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I think Once Upon a Time in Mexico looks great, which isn't surprising, considering the hardware involved. Spy Kids 2 as well.

For low budget, the short film Broken looks good. Also, Sundowners looks very nice, very rich. I think it's been discussed in the Gl1 forum.

Marc Colemont has some great HDV concert footage using CinemantiQ, also somewhere on this forum.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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Yeah I have to agree that for low budget, "Broken" probably is the best I've seen. All shot raw in camera with the DVX100 and corrected in post... real nice.

I'll have to check out 'Once upon a time in Mexico'.. .
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Old May 24th, 2006, 10:29 PM   #4
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Eric Latek's documentary Sweet Dreams was shot with the Panasonic DVX100A and many of the scenes, especially the big boxing match sequence in the movie, provides several examples of "the film look" in action. The look Latek achieves in the boxing match sequence I'm thinking of (there are some pieces of it in the middle of the trailer available on the film's web site) is the result of many factors all coming together: shooting in 24P, the DVX "look," creative color-correction, framing, shutter speed, camera movement, editing, lighting, exposure, etc. The visual "look" is only one of many components that combine together to make up "the film look." I've seen some of the footage from this film projected in 720P with a JVC D-ILA projector and the look of that boxing match was scrumptiously film like.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #5
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See the movie 'Me and You and Everyone we know' ...
good movie, great image (and it's HD)
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Old May 26th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #6
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Eric Latek's documentary Sweet Dreams was shot with the Panasonic DVX100A and many of the scenes, especially the big boxing match sequence in the movie, provides several examples of "the film look" in action.
I took a look and while I was intrigued by the premise of the movie and think it's shot well -- very well -- I don't think it looks particularly filmlike. Even the boxing sequences.

Doesn't matter, though. It's a documentary. Looks like a good one, too.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 03:45 PM   #7
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See the movie 'Me and You and Everyone we know' good movie, great image (and it's HD)
That's a particularly good example not in terms of "looking like a million bucks" kind of "film look" but rather it had an "indie-film" film look. I was impressed because it was several scenes into the movie before I realized it had been shot in HD rather than film (exterior highlights continue to be a dead giveaway), the HD digital materials had been, I would assume, recorded to a camera stock rather than an intermediate (very-fine-grain), giving what I saw some nice grain structure that had me going for a little bit, it had that "shot in Super16" look of so many indie films, I liked that about it.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #8
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I guess the following has a nice film-look.
www.videoreklame.no/kunder/sandvika
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Old May 31st, 2006, 01:13 PM   #9
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Eric Latek's documentary Sweet Dreams was shot with the Panasonic DVX100A and many of the scenes, especially the big boxing match sequence in the movie, provides several examples of "the film look" in action.
It looks very videoish to me. Plus the encoding is not de-interlaced.

Lazlo's suggestion looks very filmlike...of course it lacks detail
and latitude but its exposure and color are on target.
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Old May 31st, 2006, 05:43 PM   #10
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the short "The Beautiful Life", directed by Joshua Caldwell has a great film look. It was shot on an XL2 at 24p with a Mini35 adapter.

Trailer: http://www.meydenbauerentertainment.com/film1.html

Entire short (23 mins, 270MB): http://www.meydenbauerentertainment....tiful_Life.mov
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 08:44 AM   #11
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What about this one?
www.videoreklame.no/kunder/gondola
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 01:53 PM   #12
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http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...=787277613&n=2

First 5 min of my movie. Tried to show it elsewhere but i think it got deleted for some reason.

This is 24p in the end. It certainly doesn't look like video to me. Perhaps not true film, but not crappy video. The audio is in 5.1 and it's best to hear it in 5.1 if you got the speakers.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 02:56 PM   #13
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not quite. the handheld *video* camera doesn't allow me
to see it as filmlook, but the color and exposure do.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 12:23 AM   #14
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http://www.wassuprockers.net/ The small QT clips don't do it justice as nicely as the big screen. I've become a true believer of the XL2's capabilities in the right hand after seeing this on the big screen.
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Larry Clark creeps me out. He always wants to do films with young people having sex. Why not just go into porn then?

Watch Ken Park, you'll know what I mean. Even Teenage Caveman had tons of sex.
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