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#21 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 06:39 PM

As I suspected, thank you. Did you use the waveform monitor / vector-scope much, or did you go by eye? Some DP's really like to use them for video shoots. I usually eye ball it, unless the content really demands it.

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#22 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 06:52 PM

Did you use the waveform monitor


I had one in the DIT tent that would measure post-LUT, so I could see the waveform respond to the LUT image, to see if the blacks were set correctly, and I could switch to RAW (actually, LOG) to see where the highlights were actually exposing. But I just glanced at it now and then when I was dealing with some extreme contrast.
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#23 Spencer Hutchins

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 04:18 AM

Great information once again David!

Thanks for keeping us right there with you on what your doing, always very helpful.
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#24 XiaoSu Han

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:03 PM

Hi David,

do you have any projects in the near future that you would write about? I enjoy your reports so much, it's almost like the subscription to your favorite magazine ended :)

Hope to read something soon, but only if there is enough time of course! Me and I think everyone here enjoys and learns so much from your offerings.
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#25 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:52 PM

"United States of Tara" is my most recent project.

Lately I've been working on the D.I.'s for the two RED features I shot, "Manure" and "Stay Cool".

I leave on Tuesday to shoot three days of pick-ups for "Jennifer's Body", which means I'll be shooting film again, yeah!
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#26 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:22 PM

Sweeeet! I shot some film today myself, pick up shots for a short. Nothing like shooting film!
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#27 Jeremy M Lundborg

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:25 PM

As always, thank you for your reports. The notes are extremely helpful to students like myself.

And whoever put up the pirate flag on that fly swatter is hired.
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