IKONOSKOP Workflow: Creating Real Value – First notes on working with cinemaDNG, by Jesse Borkowski

Posted: 01/25/2014 in Uncategorized

Posted by Jesse Borkowski on January 24, 2014 • 

 

… “One of the main reasons I was interesting in varying the lenses as an effect was because in my experience the image you get out of the Ikonoskop A-Cam dII is highly-dependent on the glass you put in front of it. The image quality of some cameras seems to be limited by the sensor, with the Ikonoskop it is really only limited by the lens. So, I approached using different lenses as using different brushes. Some were sharper, some were softer, some vignette – with vintage lenses it’s all about controlled variation.

The difficulty came when it came time to grade the film. Each lens has its own unique characteristics, and responds differently under different lighting conditions. While this was my original intent, restricting the variation to an acceptable level in post-production was incredibly time consuming. I essentially had to grade the film shot, by shot, adjusting for each lenses specific quarks. I couldn’t just create a look, apply it universally to the film, and get a good result.”

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