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I am not a fan of anamorphic. I have shot tests in the past but not with the Master anamorphic lenses.
That would be a question! Project dependent.
I’m sorry the show was not a success. So it goes!
I guess I am not in your producers good books, though!
So what did you do? Tell all.
I usually use 150 or 250 watt bulbs to rig an oil lamp in this way but for ‘1917’ I used 500 watt bulbs of the same kind as are used in conventional Tungsten Fresnel lamps. These were all I could find in the UK, although I have a great range of quartz bulbs in my garage in the US.
Once or twice I have used a small strip of blackwrap between the twin bulbs, to hide the one that was away from camera and brighter, but I don’t remember it being necessary to do this on ‘1917’.
Interesting. I have not felt that problem with the Alexa.
I can’t say I ever change the settings on the Alexa Mini or the LF. Personally, I don’t see why you would. Would it not be better to adjust the image in the DI if you feel the need. You could then adjust sharpness and also add grain.
I wish we knew how to retrieve the old forum posts but we don’t.
I would be very surprised if the LUT I use is very different from any other. The only adjustment in it is to the contrast curve and the amount of color saturation. That is standard for any LUT that translates the RAW data.
There are two films, ‘In Cold Blood’ and ‘Fat City’, that are indisputably brilliant pieces of film making with cinematography that could not be more perfect. Of course, there are so many films one could mention but these two, so different in style and tone, reflect how ‘right’ cinematography can be. Again, only my opinion and ……
It is possible to learn something from every film. The more you use your eyes the more you can settle on what you like and how you want to translate an idea into an image. There are some films that I do not think are well shot and I know I am in the minority of opinion on that. But that is my taste. It is not universal and, obviously, not that of the film’s director and cinematographer.
As the saying goes – there is good cinematography and bad cinematography and there is the cinematography that is right for the film.
The LUT we use was created at E-Film, now Company 3. It is not hard to do. Just shoot some tests and take them to them DI suite.
- This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by Roger Deakins.
You are so right! I think it was that we had to have a Signature re-collomated so we carried the S7 as a stop gap measure. Just goes to show ….
I love the lenses but we did not carry Cooke S7s on ‘Empire’. I don’t remember having need of a spare lens, which can happen if one of a set falls out of collimation and there is no direct replacement. I also checked my equipment list to make sure there was only the one set of Signature Primes there and that’s all there was!
I think you will find in the podcast there are many ways to get into the industry. Film School is not a must and certainly not the best course for everyone. For myself, the National Film School helped me gain some level of confidence.