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  • in reply to: LUTs #215225
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      I would note that there is a big difference between applying a print LUT in post to shooting through a print LUT on set as Roger and many other cinematographers do.

      Very true. In Resolve you can export a monitor LUT that I then use in camera. It still can work without exposing for it but will not yield best results.

      I don’t think the contrast of the LUT has too much bearing on what camera is used.

      It does if e.g. shooting natural light and compare it to what it “should” look like. But it’s negligible.

      in reply to: LUTs #215214
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        Thanks for the background info.

        Fwiw, I use a scene referred 2383 Print Film LUT (free from Lutify) in color managed Davinci Resolve with good success. Contrast might be too high for cameras with less dynamic range than Alexa though.

        in reply to: LUTs #215201
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          When Roger tweaked his LUT in a DI suite, as Joachim Zell who built the LUT describes – a huge amount of work to build the LUT would already have taken place. The tweaking of saturation and contrast at this point would represent small changes to an already complex model that had been previously built.

          If I remember correctly, ‘True Grit’ was a guideline from Roger for the development of the LUT. I hope he can correct me if there was more to it.

          in reply to: LUTs #215190
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            In other words It’s a LUT for the initial color correction, not for the grading, Is It correct?

             

            No, Roger said he would sit with the colorist and go through every shot to tweak exposure (besides color correction to match shots) but no additional grading.

            If you watch Roger’s films shot on Alexa, the differences between them come from lighting, set design, costume ect but ‘grading’ is the same for all of them. The only variables used are color temperature (and I suspect tint).

            in reply to: LUTs #215186
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              He uses the same LUT on every movie.

              Roger on this forum:

              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 the DI suite.

              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.

              Show LUTs in general aren’t too funky because they must work in all situations and are tested in all situations before actual shooting.

               

              in reply to: Documentary Advice for Student #215181
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                I liked to introduce myself to the people being followed around or interviewed, first name and that I’m the guy pointing a camera at them. During breaks I tried to get some very brief but light conversation with them. They’ll be less intimidated.

                For coverage I liked to be very active on my feet. Let things play out in front of the camera without interrupting and try to get as many angles and frame sizes (zooms help with that) as possible. It’s a bit of a fine line as you should simultaneously try to be “invisible” and not distract the subjects. So I liked to stay away as far as possible from them – the closer I would get with the camera, the more I hindered them from being themselves, at least I came to believe that.

                There are exceptions to this rule of course, inserts of a certain process that’s been talked about, when you might need a CU of a hand pushing a button and things like that. Also, people get used to being filmed after a time and then it’s less of an issue. But in general, I tried to be as unobtrusive as possible.

                in reply to: Dallas Film Commission – Nov 1, 2023 #215158
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                  Very interesting, thank you!

                  in reply to: “Edit” option in the forum #215135
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                    I sometimes can’t even comment in a thread at all, mostly when I have already commented. I also sometimes have trouble logging in.

                    It’s a “too many redirects” error, not caused by my cache/cookies as I have this issue with different devices, browsers and when trying with deleted cookies/cache or even over a VPN.

                    That means it must be the website itself but is anyone else even having this issue?

                    in reply to: LED on film #215121
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                      As you suggest, he’s not right about digital not being able to do what he describes and I think it has been debunked enough by now.

                      Maybe he said it like this because it was an interview for Kodak 🙂

                      in reply to: LED on film #215112
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                        This year several companies brought out spotlight LEDs with power around 3500 Watt, which is roughly equivalent to 4K HMI or 12K Tungsten fresnel.

                        So still quite far from large HMI units.

                        in reply to: Million Dollar Baby lighting #215091
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                          I don’t think there is an interview where one of them explains their approach. As far as I know Clint is a very intuitive filmmaker. I could imagine that they based the overall look on what they both ‘felt’ was right. But I could also imagine that for some specific shots/scenes, like the last one you posted, they did dig a little deeper into light and shadow as a metaphor.

                          in reply to: Outdoor scenes with heavy fog #215064
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                            Wow, I listened to the episode back then but had forgotten also. It’s at the 25 min mark. They burnt 150 smoke cans that morning.

                            in reply to: Outdoor scenes with heavy fog #215062
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                              That would make sense! Maybe you can drop him a little Email  🙂

                              To the original poster, the plugin Scatter from Video Village does a great job of emulating diffusion filters, among them haze and fog filters. While it can never replace real fog, it could help balancing out continuity discrepancies between shots caused by sun and wind.

                              in reply to: Outdoor scenes with heavy fog #215059
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                                Given Klimov’s obsession with realism, which went as far as shooting live bullets over the heads of the actors (the cow in the picture above really was shot dead during the scene) and the quality of the fog, I think it may have been natural.

                                in reply to: Subjects appear in the frame #214985
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