I haven’t gotten the chance to see Dunkirk yet, but I plan on checking it out later this week in 70mm. It’s not very often that we’re given the chance to view movies in this manner, so I want to make sure that I take advantage of the opportunity.
For me, grading film is a special treat. While many cameras have tried to emulate it, none have been able to completely capture the essence of film. There is a very specific feel to it that is hard to explain. Skin tones are more flattering, highlights roll off better, and it’s easier to go deeper into the image. That’s not saying that the high end digital cameras aren’t amazing. They are. They just feel different. Maybe I’m just being nostalgic, but I really enjoy grading some well shot film.
The other day I stumbled across the link below that shows the work that went into the processing and distribution of Dunkirk in 70mm. While it doesn’t get too in-depth, it’s a lot of fun to take a peek behind the curtain and see what goes on behind the scenes.