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    Things to do differently

    Hello David, I have a question not so much related to cinematography/technique, but more on career. In terms of the steps to becoming the well respected and successful cinematographer that you are, is there anything you might have wished you'd done differently or wished you had done? For...
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    DI and HD Telecine Questions

    Hello David, I am wondering with the DI process do DPs still opt to slightly rate the ASA differently and overexopse to get a richer picture. Basically is there still a need to do this when going to a DI, or can the blacks be crushed just as good with this process. Also what about for a HD...
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    Skintone and Exposure troubles

    Yeah it's the Z1, and those are my settings actually. I was playing with them before and had seemed to like type 1 cinegamma, I just can't get the lattitude I'm looking for. Thanks for the advice.
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    Skintone and Exposure troubles

    Hello, I just reviewed some dallies of a low budget feature I'm shooting, and I'm seeing some issues with getting correct exposure on one of the leads, especially on exteriors. We're shooting with the Sony HVR camera in HDV 1080 60i mode, and it seems like the chips can't handle the constrast...
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    Beginner 35mm lens choices

    Mr. Mullen, Would you recommend a young cinematographer purchasing 35mm lenses? I've heard mixed things from mixed people. So far I have relied primarily on rental and school gear and haven't come across any major pitfalls. I do like to check out the same lenses, etc. as I've come to know...
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    Northfork question

    Hi David, So we shot that scene in the kitchen the other day, and I pulled the 85 like we discussed. I'll see the results in a couple of weeks. I'm shooting my own film in a couple of weeks and am going for a similar look. I chose Fuji 400T for my main stock because of its latitude and...
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    Mixed Lighting Situation

    Thanks for the advice. I think I'm definitely going without any filtration on on the scene. Thanks again. Aaron
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    Mixed Lighting Situation

    This too This too I should also mention that the scene consist of a fight between a mother and father in front of their 8yr old son. The mother then hits her son and he runs away. The actors are African American with reletively dark skin tones. I was thinking that if I didn't use the 85 or...
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    Mixed Lighting Situation

    Hello I've got a question regarding a mixed lighting situation for a 16mm film I'm DPing this weekend. I don't know if I'm thinking correctly here, or I might just be confusing myself more. Basically we are shooting a scene in a kitchen, and there is a wall of windows on one side which the...