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#1 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 03:53 PM

Hi

I have a question...for a proyect shot on 35mm 1.85 and finished on print. I know how and when to use the grey card but here is the question.ANyway when you time the final print all grey cards are cut out so its more really for dailies only?
And the framing chart is more for telecine purposes? I ask this because when you project yur movie the framing of the projector varies but there is no framing chart printed on the print?
If I dont shoot the framing chart is a big issue?
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:24 PM

Hi

I have a question...for a proyect shot on 35mm 1.85 and finished on print. I know how and when to use the grey card but here is the question.ANyway when you time the final print all grey cards are cut out so its more really for dailies only?
And the framing chart is more for telecine purposes? I ask this because when you project yur movie the framing of the projector varies but there is no framing chart printed on the print?
If I dont shoot the framing chart is a big issue?
Thanks
MIguel



The graycard's purpose is to give the colorist a reference to color correct the film. Colorists always assume the card is meant to be 18% grey so they'll make it that way unless you give other instructions.

The framing chart is most important for telecine or when shooting one format to be cropped to another, but it doesn't hurt to shoot one for a few frames.
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#3 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:39 PM

Thanks!
Yea I understand the purpose of the grey card but was ansure if I was missing something in the process.
Thanks for the info
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Miguel
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#4 Bill Totolo

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:06 PM

Be careful not to shoot the framing chart with a wide angle lens, I've seen it throw the colorist off. If they don't know exactly what your framing is I think they tend to center everything up for you.

Try using a 50 - 75mm lens (35mm format), so theres no curvature.

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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 06:18 PM

Yes, the gray card/scale is just for dailies. You start from scratch when you time the final print.
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