Following on from another thread that I cant find now ..here is an email I got from John Seale explaining how they shot D for N .. with his permission under the proviso that its not the only,or necessarily correct way to do it.. just that it worked for their post .. to me its interesting that for digital they over exposed by a fair way.. for D for N..
No secrets here, with digital exposure for DforN….
Our VFX boys had a request that we OVER expose all DforN material by TWO stops.
Reason is , that by doing that, we have exposed into all dark areas, so that when printed DOWN to acceptable DforN , that if they needed , or the colorist needed, to roto a person /face etc they could pull that area up and not have any digital noise.
Most of our trucks etc and wardrobe were dark, so that whole technical premise was a digital logic that would garner a more satisfactory end result rather than dailies result.
Even with a LUT for DforN in dailies ,it did not look good, but all depts knew it would be trimmed in post , and I was most surprised and satisfied with the result.
I thought it could have been darker , but George had tried that , and preferred the lighter print.
In essence , it pertains to what I have always thought and executed , is that you create a “flavour” of a look…and even if it is not technically correct or realistically true , it does pervey the “sense” of what is intended.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Robin R Probyn, 14 May 2016 - 07:52 AM.