as a cinematographer for film do i need to learn any of this?
Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:08 AM
Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:05 PM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:02 AM
When shooting digital (which, in my world, is almost all the time) I prefer to light by eye and meter - just as I would for film. That is especially important when one is lighting without the benefit of camera, monitor, or scopes on set.
But, it never hurts to finalize the image with the best tools possible. So, yeah, learn to use a light meter, learn to light by eye, learn to read waveform monitors, vector scopes, parade scopes, histograms, etc...
Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:48 PM
I'd say you should totally get comfortable with them. You may want to just shoot film's, but you will always have bills to pay. Some shoots will require different things.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:40 PM
Edited by Patrick Shelton, 10 December 2011 - 03:41 PM.