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#1 Adam Howden

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 02:58 AM

Hi All,

I just finished my first TVC shoot on super 16mm, it was a three day shoot with 4-5 TVC cut from the footage. I was of course wraped to get the opurtunity to shoot it. Whilst some of it looks great other parts don't look that great - I'm sure I'm just looking at it through from an overly self critical perspective but was just wondering if anyone had some advice on it.

I was uable to attend the final grade and essentially it looks the same as the one light with a bit of the saturation pulled out of it. Personally I feel like the final grade is really safe overall. But there are a couple of shots where the light was dropping quite quickle outside and I had to keep dropping the light inside to keep up with it. This was of course all happening at a pretty radip rate near the end of the day, essentially the interior looks lit, I personally think that with a bit of tweaking, like bringing the mids down etc the shots would be fine.

Whats the protocol on this, it goes out to tape tomorrow and I'm not sure if I should say anything to the producer?

Any thoughts,

Sincerely,

Adam Howden.
Melb, Australia.
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#2 Dominik Muench

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:16 AM

may i ask where you did the grading ? at cutting edge ?

pretty hard to say, did you have a contract with the production company/ producer that mentions somethign about your rights ?

out of the blue i would say that the producer has the finaly word, but it really depends on the agreements you guys had.

cheers,

dom

Edited by Dmuench, 13 July 2006 - 03:20 AM.

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#3 Adam Howden

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:18 AM

Hi Dom,

The Grade was done at Digital Pictures, in Melbourne, Australia.
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#4 Dominik Muench

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:09 AM

ok, i think they graded a music video i shot.

my producer n director flew down there and did the grade there cause it was cheaper than cutting edge brisbane. i was quite happy with the look. but thats always a 50:50 chance i guess, whenever i can i try to attend the grading.
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