Best Filter choices HD in Broad Daylight
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:34 AM
The majority of the film will be exteriors taking place during the film as one day from dawn to dusk. The film will have a heightened but still realistic look. Slightly over-saturated hedging toward golden light as the film draws to a close.
Aside from the problems of daytime exteriors which cross the board I was wondering what ideas you folks had on ways of maximizing the latitude of the HVX for day exteriors
I've already asked that the middle of the day (11:30-5ish) be hardly used for shooting outside. The change in the color of the day given by incrementing coral filters 1/4 to 2.
It was my thought that a black-promist 1/2 might do the trick in attempting to control some unruly highlights which are bound to show up; then upping saturation a little in post. What concerns me most about using a pro mist is that it may be degrading the image quality too much in combination with a 35 adapter. Using an Ultra Con would seem appropriate but I'm not sure if it controls the highlights fittingly.
I know there's plenty of you out there that have tried to wrangle this beast and any suggestions or corrections would be great!
Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:00 AM
might be pointing out the obvious but as far keeping the sky in check a pola would be beneficial, as well as some hard/soft line grad. ND's.
Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:32 AM
Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:32 AM
I wouldn't use the BPM 1/2. Especially in conjunction with the adapter, but even without, that's pretty heavy filtration and getting into teledrama territory.
Beyond that, the obvious is that you want to use the gamma setting with the widest range.
Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:29 PM
Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:38 PM
I'll second the suggestion for having a collection of ND grads on hand. They have always proven useful on exteriors.
Best of luck with your shoot!