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Sky exposure (2 replies and 1 comment)

Jon ONeill
7 days ago
Jon ONeill 7 days ago

Hi Roger, few quick questions if you have a second.

I really like the lower level you put your daytime sky as a constant across your films, do you do much in post to bring these down? Do you expose for the faces or for the sky?

Thanks a lot

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Unbroken_463.jpg
https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Sicario_011.jpg
https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BR2049_076.jpg
Roger Deakins
2 days ago
Roger Deakins 2 days ago

Those skies were more or less as they appeared. I expose for a balance between the sky and the face. I some circumstances I will select the sky in post and add a little more detail. I think I did this a few times in 'BR 2049'.

Jon ONeill
2 days ago

thanks Roger

Olivier Metzler
7 hours ago
Olivier Metzler 7 hours ago

Hello Roger,

When exposing for the sky, don't you have to bring in a lot of light to bring the faces back up again? If you do not want the face to fall into darkness that is.

 

Best

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