I’m actually about to do another test, this time with the Fogal compared to the cheap stuff. I’ll be sure to do some in-front-of-the-lens shots for ya.
I got some pretty good results from Graeme Natress’s Technicolor plug-in, but not perfect. I talked to Josh Childs, who did the coloring for — and nailed the 3-perf Technicolor look for — The Aviator. He said it was a lot of work figuring out how to do it, and wouldn’t give up his secrets, in spite of my begging
The GH3 is a fine camera. I’ve shot stuff on the GH2 that people still ask if it’s film. And cheap stockings are fine too. Don’t go with cream — in my tests, using white stockings brought up the blacks w/o adding any detail. I think you probably stretched them too much. For your shoot, you might try Tiffen’s fog filter. I’ve been meaning to try it myself on something; it looks like a lot of fun.
Post a link when you’ve finished — I’d love to check it out!
I would love to have seen these same frames, but with the stockings in front, just to compare the “classic” look vs the “cheesy” one. Maybe next time? ;P
Did you archive the Technicolor style? I hope you can post an article about that too It sounds promising.
I have a GH3 (I know, I know…) and I tried today -for the first time- to add a regular 1$ black tight in front of the lens (didnt find att tape) And I was really unhappy with the results, no “fog” at all.
- Could it be because of the camera? (I don’t think so, plus I used a “good” lens – 25mm Voigtlander)
- Because the stockings where black and 1$ worth? (Maybe change to cream colour/white?)
- Did I maybe stretch them too much? (too much stress = less effect?)
It’s 4AM thursday, and I’m going to sleep now. On Sunday I have a videoshot that I would really liked to get some “vintage” foggy effect on it (exaggerated) so, if you have any tips/answers… please feel free to response
Thanks and happy holidays]]>
Also, you can get a simple effect by using dry-erase markers on cellophane. Just paint different colors in whatever area you want the diffusion in and place in front of the lens.