Im shooting a short film next week on an Alexa and got a call yesterday from our grader, asking me whether i was about to shoot RAW. I said no, first because i dont need it and second because we can't afford it. Then he said i had to check the color temp. and balance it correctly. I replied i am not always balancing it ''correctly'', but instead making it warmer or colder in some scenes, using camera settings, light gels and filters. This is where i noticed panic in his voice. He kept pushing me on using the exact white balance settings, saying he prefers to do the coloring in post, instead of in camera. Now here's my concern: I understand the fact that RAW gives you freedom in post, but i like to do as much as possible in camera, to create a basic palette and then correct it here and there in post. I've never worked with this guy before, but a voice inside my head says he isn't that experienced... or am i just paranoid?
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