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#1 Jeff Kolada

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:19 PM

Shot this diner scene the other night. Pretty basic stuff, just wanted some critiques. These are video stills i snagged from FCP.
I didn't have to do too much, the diner was very well lit. I shot two 650s into a bounce above window-side for their key, and then added some red kick to mimic the neons around the ceiling of the diner. And I had a close fill bounce to fill in the faces a little bit.
Camera setup: sony v1u (f2.8), letus extreme, nikon AI lenses at an f2.8

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I feel like the red is a bit too harsh on this last one looking back at it. Probably should have dimmed it down considering he was wearing a white shirt.

Thoughts?

Edited by Jeff Kolada, 23 September 2009 - 10:20 PM.

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#2 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:27 PM

Stills are hard to judge what things really look like in a film because well, there's no movement! But from what I see of these stills, they look pretty warm. If that's what you're going for then it's cool. The last one did seem a bit too warm considering he was wearing white shirt (who made him wear a white shirt on a shoot?) I would not necessarily recommend toning down the warmth as much as I would put some Earth tones on that fellow.
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:10 AM

I like the stills because it all feels natural, even the red edge lights.
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#4 Jeff Kolada

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:22 AM

Thanks David, I really appreciate professionals like you who don't mind looking over student and amateur work.
I really enjoyed reading through your production diary of 'Jennifer's Body'. Very interesting stuff and I wish more people would take the time to do that.
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