Black Supermist softens the fine detail and reduces the contrast, but is more subtle than a standard Supermist with less lightening of shadow areas. It still has the same effect of causing lights to bloom and halate depending on the density of the filter.
Black Supermist remains Formatt Hitech’s most popular diffusion filter, giving a modern cinematic look on a wide range of cameras from Blackmagic Pocket to Arri Alexa and Sony Venice.
Made using a unique process of a resin matrix between lapped and polished Schott B270i Optical glass the Black Supermist has industry-leading performance and clarity at an incredibly low price.
Designed and manufactured in the UK.
‘On-Camera’ diffusion is a wonderful tool for removing the ‘digital’ look of modern-day cameras. A mild diffusion filter is very often the choice of Cinematographers because it flatters the skin tones of actors. Formatt Hitech having been making a range of diffusion filters for the last two decades.
They have a significant advantage over using vintage optics in that they can be reliably repeated across cameras and lenses. They are also more versatile with modern lenses and the effect can be added instantly, but also removed, giving a filmmaker more flexibility. The wide range of density also allows for a Cinematographer to dial in just the right amount of effect on set.
While it is true many effects can be added in post-processing, this is a slower and often costly exercise. With a filter, you are getting instant onset feedback giving the Director and the Cinematographer the ability to bake the effect into the image. Optical filters also interact with what is actually there, without the need to do complex grades and use tracking nodes, they give an instant representation of the lights within a space and interact with them in an organic analogue way.
There are generally four types of diffusion filters:
- Creating romantic moods or period drama images by reducing picture contrast in the lowering of the whites.
- Increasing the levels of black exposure by using low contrast or black fog filters.
- Complexion or image softening filters by altering the resolution to mask blemishes, wrinkles or skin imperfections.
- Refractive filter that affects mostly the highlights creating halation.
Aroma from Antonio De Rosa, AIC-IMAGO on Vimeo.
Directed by : Mattia Trezza
Cinematographer : Antonio De Rosa, AIC
Music : Mattia Vlad Morleo
Thanks to Lorenzo Lattanzi and Simone Lenzi.
Thanks to David Lutwyche from Formatt Hitech and Menno Propitious from Aputure.
Cast : Eleonora Trezza
ARoma is the portrait of a young girl visiting Rome who admires the beauties of the Pincio and Villa Borghese.
The beauty of the character combined with the beauty of the place create a magical partnership.
Shot on ARRI ALEXA with Formatt Black Supermist and Aputure 120D with lantern.
Thanks to Gina and her nice idea.
I loved to shoot something special like this.
Thanks to Mattia Trezza, Lorenzo Lattanzi, Fabrizio Davì and Massimiliano Timo.
Thanks to my Ludovica.
Thanks to ACD Production, Lorenzo, Giuseppe and Giovanni and also to David Lutwyche from Formatt Hitech and Menno Propitius from Aputure Light.
Shot with Formatt Hitech Black Supermist 1/4 and Aputure LS 120d.
Cold_Isolation by David_Fesliyan
Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com
Thanks to Amedeo Andreozzi and Giulia, thanks to my Ludovica, Lorenzo Lattanzi and Davide Faustico.
Thanks to Paolo Sodi, Sony Europe, Flavio Trezzi, Cameraservice Group
Music performed by Francesco Ruoppolo Graded by Ciro Ascione VFX by Domenico Giampaglia
Shot on incredible Sony Venice with Fujinon MK 18-55
Formatt Hitech Black SuperMist 1/4 and light up with Aputure LS 120d.
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