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Richard_Swearinger

Member Since 15 Dec 2013
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In Topic: Canon C100 MKII Tips

Yesterday, 12:51 PM

Couple of other things, and this is true with anything involving cameras but especially the C100: If you find yourself saying "it's fine for now, we'll fix it in post" that is a red flag that means something is horribly wrong and you need to fix it before you roll one frame of film. 

Also, since the image won't take a huge amount of grading, I find I get better results if I set a custom white balance with a calibrated gray card for every scene. Either Kodak or WhiBal work for me.


In Topic: Canon C100 MKII Tips

16 October 2018 - 08:07 PM

I own that camera and I get nice footage out of it but it definitely takes some work and you have to be very careful with contrast ratios and exposure. And you only get out what you put in front of the lens. Like if you want colorful images, you have to make sure that your actors are wearing colorful costumes. You can't really punch it up in post. 

 

But what are you seeing that you don't like? 


In Topic: Orange sticks, what did camera operators use them for?

13 October 2018 - 08:12 AM

Amazing. Who would have thought that gate build up would have still been a problem. Thanks to both of you. 


In Topic: Gels or Daylight Balanced Lights

29 July 2018 - 07:49 PM

I'm from the stills world where photographers love to light the subject with tungsten but use daylight instruments for the background and set the camera white balance to tungsten. 

The result is that the background and some of the shadows go a lonesome shade of blue while your subject, lit with the Arris, will be is rendered naturally. It's a beautiful effect with still cameras, but I would definitely test to see how the color science would work with a Red. You can vary the effect by adding 1/8 or 1/4 CTB to the tungsten lights to narrow the difference between the two sources. 

Obviously, the main issue is that it would be a pain to grade out if the client decided he or she didn't like the look.


In Topic: Setting an Obie

21 July 2018 - 04:08 PM

I need it for the same reason Lucien Ballard created it, to eliminate imperfections and make an actress more alluring. I would have never thought of putting it under the lens, so thank you.

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