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Rota Pola (1 reply)

rdq
3 months ago
rdq 3 months ago

Hey Roger,

I was curious how often you find yourself using a rota pola in general. Would you ever use one when shooting a closeup of an actor for example? We heavily used one for a show I was an operator on. It was decided we would almost always be riding the rota pola with the exception of when we needed extra light. I couldn't find much info about the subject on the forum. Thank you! 

G.C.
3 months ago
G.C. 3 months ago

A polarizing filter can be used to reduce specular reflections on the skin and make it look more matte. This is the only stylistic reason I can think of to justify the systematic use of a polarizer on close-ups.

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