2009 September 11th, 01:42
Film scan reference images
We have the on going "Film Look"/"Film Quality" debate and the only one that has really ever posted any good example film images is Halsu. I remembered these film scans available online that people can look at directly themselves and see why Halsu and I are constantly on about how "bad" film actually is in many ways. These are 35mm scans.
The exterior shots were probably done with 50 speed film with has pretty fine grain. But the interior shots are probably 500 speed. Much bigger grain. The interior shots of the woman are also anamorphic. It's very common to simply scan anamorphic stuff directly and save it with the squeeze still in it. Anyway, you can see how much quality is actually lost with anamorphic.
The second image is a pull from a film project I shot last year. It is 50 speed Kodak Vision 2 stock. The scan is a bit dirty and was never "dust busted"... but that is actually a good example of what scans often include unless they ARE dust busted! (which is a separate step)
Make sure you download the 10 bit log DPX images and not just the graded images if you really want to see the maximum quality. xnview (freeware) can be used to view them directly and they can be manipulated in recent versions Photoshop and After Effects