Operating theatre

Forum covering all aspects of small gauge cinematography! This is the main discussion forum.

Moderator: Andreas Wideroe

Post Reply
gabrielborner
Posts: 59
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:30 pm

Operating theatre

Post by gabrielborner » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:22 pm

Hello and thanks for all the replies over the time!
I'm doing a small in-hospital documentary including scenes from the theatres. I will film the different moments (sedating, dressing, placement, operating etc) in the theatre with a tripod placed Sankyo EM-60 XL in time lapse mode. Shorter scurts of close-ups will be taken with Canon 310XL. I'm using reversal stock.
Questions:
1)What is an appropriate/nice setting (fps) for time lapse?
2)What film types would You advice me to use? I'm thinking of Tri-X for time lapse and colour for scurts.
3) Is 100D "impossible" to use indoors and would 64T be to slow?
4) Does time lapse filming allow more light the 18 fps?
5) Any other advices?
Thanks a lot!
, gabriel

Will2
Senior member
Posts: 1961
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:18 am
Real name: Will Montgomery
Location: Dallas, TX
Contact:

Re: Operating theatre

Post by Will2 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:32 pm

The Canon 310xl doesn't have a time-lapse setting. You may want to investigate a dedicated camera for that.

The Kodak Analyst Super 8 camera was a time-lapse only camera but it was rather cheap so the lens isn't that great and it has plastic gears that tend to fail. It did however have a broad range of time-lapse speeds/settings.

I believe there are several Bauer cameras with time-lapse; I'm sure someone else will contribute.

gabrielborner
Posts: 59
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:30 pm

Re: Operating theatre

Post by gabrielborner » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:37 pm

Hello!
No the Canon doesn't but the Sankyo does. The room is about 4 times 5 meter and 3,5 meters high and will be lit buy theatre lamps and about 4 (tube)ceiling lights.
regards, Gabriel

gabrielborner
Posts: 59
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:30 pm

Re: Operating theatre

Post by gabrielborner » Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:03 pm

OK.
Did some shooting to day. The macrofunction on the Nikon R10 allows you to take good close-ups about 20x20 cm from about 1 m distance. With 2 theatre lamps guided to the wound aperture was 4 to 5,6 with Wittner K40. You have to watch out for the reflexes from the stainless steel retractors.
,gabriel

Post Reply