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#1 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:24 PM

If anyone has seen Martha Marcy May Marlene I'm curious as to what you think went wrong here? The print I saw had severe black level issues in lots of shots. While the DP did a good job, Im wondering if having to protect the highlights as much as he did overall led to losing too much info in the shadows? That seems too simple of an explanation though. The online trailer also shows this problem in a couple shots. Namely the target shooting scene. Several shots are ruined and I wasn't trying to pick it apart or go into viewing it to watch the camera work. The film is pretty well done in my opinion, although it could be cut down a few more minutes easily.
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:53 PM

There was a write up in this month's American Cinematographer where he spoke about having issues, if memory serves, with his under-exposure; how 1/3rd of a stop difference, when under-exposing by 2 stops, really changed the way the blacks read. I'd say grab a copy it's under the "short takes" section.

(haven't seen film or trailer even myself,)
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#3 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:34 PM

Interesting. Yeah my subscription got really screwed up... still waiting on the last two months!
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