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A cinematographers eye. (4 replies and 3 comments)

thevinkumar
1 week ago
thevinkumar 1 week ago

Good Afternoon Mr. Deakins and everyone else! 

I'm currently doing a research paper on colours. I was wondering if you could help me out by answering some of these questions?

1) Is there any particular colour that you're uncomfortable with when it comes to lighting/ handling? If yes, why is that so?

2) You're often composing new colour palettes for each film, when you get back to reality from work, how does your work affect the way you see colours in real life or vise versa? 

3) Are there any objects/ activities that a regular person might find it normal, but you as a cinematographer find it fascinating?

4) One of the most fascinating thing about your interviews is that you're happy to shoot in any format given whether is on film or digital. I would like to go back in time, and I was wondering how was your approach towards colours like when you were shooting in the era before digital grading existed? What are the kind of tools you've experimented with to get the colours you've wanted? 

 

I would appreciate any help Sir, thank you for your time. Additionally I would also like everyone else to join in and give your inputs, as I am always open to learning. 

Stills : https://www.instagram.com/»thevin.kumar/?fbclid=IwAR3tfxUqBO9JmjSyKIgNC3cpjJcRDmX1NEAk0XWCVyv-UIU6sF3jN3lwG54»

Showreel : https://vimeo.com/325526633»

 

Thank you,

Thevinkumar. 

 

 

Mike
1 week ago
Mike 1 week ago

Showreel. 

Very interesting showreel. Lovely introduction sequence. Excellent music track too.

I think that you are looking for an endorsement from Roger rather than from other members but Thankyou for sharing your images.

thevinkumar
1 week ago

Thank you Mike! This post is more about the questions rather than an endorsement, of course it helps to get any feedback on it!

Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

Yes, some beautiful images! But film is not stills photography so without seeing a sequence with some context it is hard to make a statement about a series of unrelated images.

thevinkumar
1 week ago

Thank you Master Roger,

That makes complete sense, I will work on a better showreel! I would appreciate it if you could have a look at the questions above and let me know what you think!

Thank you!

Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

I don't have any objection to any particular color so it is hard to reply to any of your questions.

I find a number of activities 'fascinating'. Take driving a car, for instance. Does it make any sense that humans, animals that are only a little removed from monkeys, move around in tin cans with wheels on them using energy we dig out of the ground? Any number of things look ridiculous if you look at them from a different perspective but seem normal in our day to day lives. Playing golf would be another one. Manchester United this season would also be one! I mean, the money they spend! But none of this has anything to do with cinematography, just life.

I watched the Apollo 11 documentary last night. I remember watching the landing live and the film brought back memories of the excitement of that time. '1969' - the moon landing, 'Army of Shadows', 'The Wild Bunch', 'Z' Woodstock, the Isle of White festival and the first troops withdrawn from Vietnam. Fascinating and none of it is normal!

David W
7 days ago

Ah, how bizarre existence is. I wish more people shared your outlook on life! But then again in the words of Marcus Aurelius, "Remembering that the whole world class has to exist will make you more tolerant of its members."

Roger Deakins
7 days ago
Roger Deakins 7 days ago

Tolerant or not, it is a very strange world nonetheless.

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