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#1 Markus Kloiber

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 09:55 AM

In ASC Jan.2007 i came across Guillermo Navarro's approach on "how to keep things dark" on Pan's Labyrinth.
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"Many times,the way to keep things dark is NOT NECESSARILY having very low levels of light.
Today's film stocks are very sensitive,so they can actually see quite a bit more in the dark areas than you would imagine.To keep things dark,you actually have to have highlights at a stop where the film doesn't have an opportunity to reach in-something where you might think you're at a T1.4 but are actually at a T3.5. (...)"
i'm not quite sure what he means. is he letting the highlights burn to get that contrasty look, the film is all about? that's the only explaination i could give on "have highlights at a stop where the film doesn't have an opportunity to reach in&but are actually at T3.5".
I have no idea which aperture he was shooting at, so no real reference to his mentioned Tstops.

Edited by lightyourvision, 23 February 2007 - 09:56 AM.

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#2 John Holland

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:57 AM

Its all a matter of contrast , so perhaps he was lighting to f4 for instance ,know that if he didnt use a lot of fill ,he could keep the rest of the set dark !
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