Jump to content


Photo

zone system


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 sandeep sony

sandeep sony
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 65 posts
  • Student
  • India

Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:00 PM

what is zone system ?
what Ansel Adams said about that?
How it helps in cinematography?

Today i want to make clear about that..
  • 0

#2 J. Lamar King

J. Lamar King
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 764 posts
  • Gaffer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 15 June 2010 - 02:21 AM

Adams wrote three books that are probably the best ever written on the photographic process The Camera, The Negative and The Print. Of most interest these days and to cinematographers is The Negative. In it he explains the Zone system in detail. I'm not going to explain the zone system, best to read the book or Google search it.

The basic theory of the zone system does apply to cinematography and that book and a spot meter will give you a whole new outlook on the photographic world and what your film stocks can do. That being said, you won't necessarily use it as a system but it can help you understand and therefor create the range of tones you want to include in a scene.
  • 0


Aerial Filmworks

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Visual Products

CineLab

Rig Wheels Passport

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Technodolly

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Abel Cine

Glidecam

Ritter Battery

Metropolis Post

rebotnix Technologies

The Slider

CineTape

Willys Widgets

Wooden Camera

Paralinx LLC

FJS International, LLC

Tai Audio

Rig Wheels Passport

Willys Widgets

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

The Slider

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Technodolly

CineLab

Abel Cine

CineTape

Wooden Camera

Metropolis Post

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Visual Products

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

Glidecam

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC