"Post Your Setup" thread (at end of page)
My first experience with the Sony HVR-Z1U HDV camera. I measured the Z1U at 125ASA with my choice of creative settings so this camera needs a bit more light than most pro-sumer video cameras.
"Quest" is a speculative excerpt from a feature script. Director, Tim Caswell, designed and built a set with an eye to manipulating the image in post. With input from me he added surrounding light panels to provide a means to light the set from "practicals." Careful blocking and continuous tuning with scrims and nets further refined the practical keys. Every close-up involved additional talent modeling with soft-box and hair lights.
Post-pro grading and manipulation further refined the image to achieve the director's desired look.
Here are some low-rez frames after creative grading:
A lighting diagram and full-rez, camera-original, best-color, and creative-grading frames can be found on my web site:
Here's a reflected-light chart of the best-color image as inspired by those on the Kodak site.
Edited by mmorlan62, 19 July 2005 - 05:45 PM.