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#1 Jim Nelson

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 07:49 PM

Hi,

Does having high color contrast in your shots always make the shots look better and nicer? or can the shot still look great with low color contrast?


Thanks for you help :)
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 08:55 PM

Hi,

Does having high color contrast in your shots always make the shots look better and nicer? or can the shot still look great with low color contrast?


Thanks for you help :)


Isn't that like asking if blue is "better" than orange?
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#3 Jim Nelson

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:06 PM

The thing is I heard that high color contrast captures the attention and is more striking than a shot with low contrast. So that's why I was wondering if that meant if high color contrast made the shot better than low color contrast.
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#4 Justin Hayward

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:15 PM

I was wondering if that meant if high color contrast made the shot better than low color contrast.


“Better” is a very subjective word. Just compare the two and decide what you think is better.
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#5 Jim Nelson

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:39 AM

So what you mean is that high color contrast shots and low color contrast shots can both be striking and can both look nice?


I'm sorry if I'm being a pain about this. It's just that I don't want to have any doubts about it.


Thanks :)

Edited by Jim Nelson, 27 August 2010 - 12:40 AM.

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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:52 AM

So is is so subjective in film, or any art for that matter, that there is nothing beyond "doubt." It's all up to you as an artisan to make it work out the "appropriate" way for the film.
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