Its very difficult to tell what we are looking at on a small highly compressed image. That being said, its not a simple case of the camera metering the film correctly, its a matter of what you wanted to expose for and if the film (and the telecine) could handle it.
Also did you take notes while shooting? Camera reports are beautiful things when you have questions in post. You should always keep detailed notes when you are shooting. Even if all you record is the subject of the shot, what you were exposing for and what the F stop was that would be very helpful to you in situations such as this.
Also what was the method of telecine used? Did you go to a smaller lab with non-professional gear or to a bigger lab with a reasonable telecine set up? It sound like your session was not supervised so did you instruct the operator to go scene to scene or did they just do a rough "best light" run? In telecine you pretty much always get what you pay for.
You mentioned color. Keep in mind that 64T does not have very good color to begin with, it does tend to have a desaturated look. In addition you transferred it to miniDV which has very little color information in the signal. So if it was color you wanted the deck was stacked against you.
Concerning exposure, keep in mind that reversal has a narrow exposure range, in high contrast shots you are always pushing against the shoulder or the toe depending on what you are exposing for. Looking at your images its hard to tell what was happening. You have areas of normal exposure in almost all of your shots. If the earlier footage was at dusk the telecine operator could have been trying to get you normal exposure for the foreground objects such as water, rail road tracks and grass thinking that you would rather have that than an underexposed foreground and a more normal sky. Did you tell the lab what you wanted for each scene or did they need to do some mind reading?
Looking at some of the shots such as the time laps of the sun set over water, the water is the closest to normal exposure so in that case I would expect the sky to be more blown out because it looks like you were exposing for the very dark water. And if you were exposing for the sky I would expect the water to be nearly black.
So basically the things you do not like about the footage were likely a combination of shooting and telecine.
Also I always encourage people to not be so trusting of their BTL light meters. Super 8 cameras are all OLD and the photo cell could go at any time even on good cameras. Also when you are exposing film in shots that have a broad exposure range, such as the earlier shots in the reel you need to know when you are shooting what the different parts of the frame are reading and ask yourself what you want to expose for. This is essential, and its more easily achieved with a good hand held meter than with the BTL meter.
Edited by Douglas Hunter, 21 May 2008 - 10:45 PM.