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#1 dbledwn11

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 03:21 PM

if i'm going to be shooting film that only gets a telecine (no print) how does one take into account the fact that televisions (and crap digital projectors) have a smaller brightness range than a proper projection.

how should i calculate my exposure range?

am i right in thinking its more like 5stops as opposed to 7??
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#2 Oli Soravia

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:22 PM

You`re right regarding the brightness range, but...I wouldn`t care much about it. Shoot it as you feel it. Don`t think too much in terms of exposure range etc...try to visualize the best way the story needs. In telecine you can really do a lot of fantastic things, if it starts to burn out..(parts of the framing, not the whole frame) let it burn! In the end it will be controlled by video luminance, video range level, and white clip anyway. Just expose a good neg, push the black levels (in telecine), do the filtration (if any) only in telecine, use only ND`s (or color ffects filter) in front of the lens. Do contrasty lighting...if the story asks for it. If it`s 16mm, try to go with a lower stock (if possible), and faster prime lenses...well, there can still be a lot more things to do...good luck!
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