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How to get stills on moviefilm

Post by gabrielborner » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:10 pm

Hello!
I wonder how You do to get stills in to Your films. If original is digital do You print them or film off a screen? If print do You print on "see trough paper" to have them lit from behind? Etc?
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Re: How to get stills on moviefilm

Post by super8man » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:56 pm

You must mean for projection only, correct? Otherwise, just drop a digital still onto your timeline with your digital movie scenes...

If the first, perhaps if shooting movies of your family portraits, etc, you could move them outside and use a tripod to film them.
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Re: How to get stills on moviefilm

Post by tiberiustibz » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:29 pm

Traditionally you use something called a copystand. you mount the camera on the stand and place a picture or title card on it and using macro or close focusing photograph the item. you can always just put the camera on a tripod and point some lights at an 8x10 photograph.

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Post by etimh » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:08 pm

I integrate still images into my films quite often--sometimes my own photographs, sometimes found images that I've scribbled on or manipulated.

I used to shoot them off the wall--now I have a really nice copy stand. Either way seems to work okay but you have to play with the lighting a bit.

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Re: How to get stills on moviefilm

Post by gabrielborner » Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:48 am

Hello!
Yes it's for projection. Is it a problem if prints are glossy? Should I try to print the photos on non glossy paper?
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Re: How to get stills on moviefilm

Post by gabrielborner » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:24 am

Hello again!
If integtrating stills on film (for projection) would it be best to have them printed on glossy or matt photopaper?
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Re: How to get stills on moviefilm

Post by BK » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:27 am

If I were going to incorporate some stills into my super 8 I'll make a clip of it in my NLE...it's just that much easier to manipulate the images and to do some funky zooms and dissolves/wipes/effects just to make it that little bit more sexy. When I am happy then I just film this creation off the LCD screen. Before computers the pros would do this using a rostrum camera.

I would say matte paper is the best for the prints, but not the kind with an uneven finish on the surface. You could put a polarizing filter on to minimise the reflections and fiddle with the lighting.

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