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#1 Aleksandra Miklowska

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:46 PM

Hello,

I am posting with a pressing question:

I am shooting mattes on hi con film today, so just cardboard as the matte, placed in a matte box, and the the white will be the matte when I get the reverse.

I need the white to NOT blow out because then it will affect the edges of my matte, making them fuzzy instead of a nice crisp look which is what I'm going for.

I understand that the words "hi con" and "blow out" don't usually go hand in hand but I have heard of this happening to people when shooting titles, because they didn't use a spot meter, they ended up with "glowing" titles, or fuzzy titles. I realize this is because they were essentially shooting a lightbox, which is emitting light, therefore something completely different, but is it possible that the white cardboard I'm shooting against will blow out similarly from reflecting enough light to affect the hi con film. Or can I just expose for the reading I got of light hitting the white cardboard and be fine?

Any help greatly appreciated!
-Alex Miklowski
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