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Old 09-09-2011, 01:19 AM   #1
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I am doing a film noir for a class project! I am using a very nice canon xha1 semi pro model and I was wondering, should I film in black and white? Or should I film in color and edit it to black and white post production?

Now this is my 3rd major class project (20min movie) I will do so I am proficient with the camera!
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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Color vs. black and white probably has a bit to do with the setting or mood of the film. What kind of movie will it be?
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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Film Noir type So it would be amazing as B&W
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Isn't Film Noir by definition B&W?

Unless you want to go avant garde and do a monochrome in a different color...

At any rate, I see no reason for using color film if you don't intend on using any color.
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This makes me want to watch Clerks.
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No I am using a Canon XHA1 Amazon.com: Canon XH A1 1.67MP 3CCD High-Definition Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom: Camera & Photo It is a Semi-pro Mini DV Cam. Should I shoot it in color then switch it to B&W in post production? Or just shoot in in B&W on the camera?
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I'd shoot in color, then change it to B&W... never know when some of the color footage might come in handy, and if you decide to do some special color effects (such as spots of red or blue), then the color source-video might be easier to use than trying to colorize monochrome source.
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