What do Different Colors Look Like on B&W Film?
September 14, 2009 2:20 AM Subscribe
Shooting a black and white 16mm film. It's my first (an "exercise"), and I'm not yet sure of the stock.
How do different colors show up when filmed w/ BW film? My specific concerns: how best should I costume my actors so they remain dynamic when photographed (ie. nice deep blacks or pure-ish whites; avoid grey)? Esp: how can I costume them to keep them distinct from the background (grey/brown garage walls). Let me know if you need more info to be helpful; thanks meta people.
posted by barfmann to media & arts (8 answers total)