Chapter 2 – CineStill 800T
It’s been quite a while since I posted any new images here, I’ve been busy working on a new TV series and time has been limited.
But I’ve had a chance to get the roll of CineStill 800T processed and finally have a couple of images to share.
Firstly, I’d like to say that shooting on CineStill film does take some work, I still haven’t got the exposure settings worked out and a lot of images didn’t work well at all.
I do know that like cinematic projection film CineStill almost always requires post production work.
The shot above & the first image both needed quite a bit of work to get the final look, but not as much the next one….
Despite the film noir styling of this image, it’s not exactly what I had planned when I shot the photo.
Unfortunately I added too much Tungsten Gel to the lighting and oversaturated the scene with orange light.
The naturally Tungsten balanced CineStill 800T wasn’t enough to avoid a heavy colour cast in the picture which is why I ended up with a B&W conversion.
And for those wondering what happens when you shoot Tungsten film in daylight ….
Everything gets a cool blue hue when shooting outdoors with the 800T.
So I didn’t get a tonne of usable images out of this roll but I have got a lot of “fails” to learn from.
Exposure seems to be one of the trickiest things, and in my defence I was shooting in some very, very low light conditions.
My light meter often gave readings of 1/8th shutter, f2.8 and of course 800 ASA, this made focusing a nightmare at times.
To see how the film handles a well lit (for a film set) night time situation, here’s a behind the scenes shot from the show I was on.
This is where the CineStill 800T makes sense to me, a well lit, well exposed image with great colour.
The eagle eyed among you may have noticed the big yellow dot on the back left side of the wall, I don’t know what that is and can only assume it’s some kind of damage to the negative.
I’ll have to get it back out and look a little more closely.
Shoot Analog, it’s a learning experience!
Well thats the end of the Daily Kat photos but stay tuned, I’m hoping to get some more work done with my 4×5 cameras!