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Richard_Swearinger

Member Since 15 Dec 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 01 2017 11:02 PM
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Why Are Roger Deakin's Waveforms Better than Mine?

13 August 2017 - 09:55 PM

Do clean waveforms equal better shots? 

I was looking at the waveforms of a few different great films and they all shared something. The waveforms were very clean looking and usually surrounded by big areas of black—completely unlike mine which typically look like RGB shredded wheat. 

Attached are examples from Roger's  The Assassination of Jesse James and Ben-Hur. 

Of course there are no shortcuts around careful composition, elegant lighting, and proper exposure, but am I crazy to think that uncluttered, organized-looking waveform patterns might also be an indicator that the image is on the right track visually?

 

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Why Are Roger Deakin's Waveforms Better than Mine?

13 August 2017 - 09:02 PM

I was looking at the waveforms of a few different great films and they all shared something. The waveforms were very clean looking—completely unlike the ones from the footage I shoot. 

I put an example from Roger's  The Assignation of Jesse James below


Am I crazy to use a light meter to set exposure for video vs. WFM?

25 June 2017 - 12:24 PM

What is the downside to using an incident light meter to set my exposure for video? I've been doing it for about a month and it has been working well for me so far; but I'm a rookie—those of you with much more experience—what can go wrong in video when measuring light with an incident meter rather than using the various camera exposure tools? I'm mainly concerned with ensuring that faces look the same from shot to shot. 

 

The problem I'm trying to solve is that my style generally includes a fair bit of back and edge lighting which often freaks out the waveform monitor, the RGB parade, and the histogram so I have been getting inconsistent brightness levels.

 

Using a light meter is also quicker because I can adjust lights and get a reading immediately rather than running back and forth to the monitor to see what has changed.

 

 

 


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