I recently finished my first project to be shot on film (I'll upload some stills for critique when I get a final copy). A big thing to come out of it for me was metering tequnique. I had a quite a range of exposures to judge during the 2 day shoot - elevator interior, hotel night ext, roof night ext, corridor tracking shot, basement night int) As the shoot progressed, I found my metering getting better but I definitely relied upon my DSLR for reasurance. I was wondering if any of you know of any useful metering exercises I could practice to improve my technique? I could set my meter and DSLR to the same settings and compare results. Other than simple situations, what 'problems' could I create for myself to get to grips with exposure? I want to get more comfortable with the spot meter and interpreting its readings better.
I have to say what a great learning experience I found going into the telecine suite a few days after we wrapped to view my footage was. We had a great operator who gave me good honest feedback that was as interesting as the shoot itself.
Thanks for any replies.
Edited by flyingpenguins, 01 March 2006 - 03:22 PM.