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#1 Martin Solvang

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:58 PM

Hey,
I´m testin stock again and thought I´d try new methods this time.
I´ve pretty much done the same stuff every time I´ve tested stocks
so, time for change..
What kind of tests do you guys do?
Any special techniques?
What do you communicate to the lab etc?
(Anything other than the ASC test is welcome.)

Thanks..

Edited by Martin Solvang, 09 February 2010 - 05:01 PM.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:55 AM

I don't do anything special, testing-wise.

I do an up and down exposure test on a flat-lit subject.

I do a lighting contrast ratio test of a half-lit subject.

I test any diffusion filters I might use.

I sometimes light someone with full orange and then full blue to see how saturated that gets.

I test anything specific to that production that I'm worried about.
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#3 Martin Solvang

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 06:28 PM

I don't do anything special, testing-wise.

I do an up and down exposure test on a flat-lit subject.

I do a lighting contrast ratio test of a half-lit subject.

I test any diffusion filters I might use.

I sometimes light someone with full orange and then full blue to see how saturated that gets.

I test anything specific to that production that I'm worried about.


Can I ask what you mean by half-lighting a subject for contrast test?
Thanks!
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:34 PM

Can I ask what you mean by half-lighting a subject for contrast test?
Thanks!


Side-light a face and then use different amounts of fill -- 2-under, 3-under, etc.
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