By Paul Wheeler

Excessive finish electronic cinematography can actually problem the movie digital camera in lots of of the technical, creative and emotional features of what we expect of as 'cinematography'. This booklet is a consultant for working towards and aspiring cinematographers and DOPs to electronic cinematography necessities - from tips to use the cameras to the quickly rising international of excessive Definition cinematography and 24p know-how. This e-book covers the `on-the-set' wisdom you want to understand - its emphasis lies in useful program, instead of descriptions of applied sciences, in order that during this publication you will discover usable `tools' and knowledge that will help you get the task performed. From `getting the glance' to lighting fixtures kinds and ratios, what's wanted for various different types of shoots and the technical training required, it is a entire connection with the data and abilities required to shoot excessive finish electronic motion pictures. The ebook additionally incorporates a consultant to the Sony DVW in-camera menus - exhibiting the right way to set them up and the way they paintings - adevice to avoid wasting you time and frustration on set. Paul Wheeler is a well known cinematographer/director of images and coach, he runs classes on electronic Cinematography on the nationwide movie & tv institution and has lectured at the Royal collage of Art's MA direction and on the London foreign movie university. He has been two times nominated via BAFTA for a top Cinematography award and in addition two times been the winner of the INDIE award for top electronic Cinematography. the 1st step by step consultant to excessive finish electronic cameraworkKeep brand new with the very most recent expertise A sensible `on-the-set' advisor that is helping you get your task performed

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Polar filters reduce the exposure by one and a half to two stops. This is best judged on the monitor. 32 Digital Cinematography Old filter factors Filter factors were referred to as a simple prime number where a filter factor of 2 equals a correction of one stop of aperture. Likewise a factor of 3 equals one and a half stops’ correction and 4 equals two stops. If you are using a colour monitor simply adjust the aperture for best effect. The pan glass This is not strictly a camera filter but the piece of glass, in a holder, often worn around the DoP’s neck.

You do this by using either the intermediate filter in the camera wheel or putting on the lens a filter equivalent to a half CTO. This filter is the either the camera’s 4300°K internal wheel or a Wratten 85C (Mired shift value = +81). Now camera and interior are in harmony and the exterior appears a little cool. This can be a very pleasing effect. If you were shooting the above scene from the outside and wanted to make the interior look cosy and warm then leave the lighting exactly as it is and correct the camera to full daylight.

Now suppose we record this reduced image, store it and then bring it back to display it at as high a brightness ratio as possible. The result would be much as shown in Plate 3. The darkest part of the recorded image has been stretched back to the blackest black the medium can achieve and the whites have been stretched out to the peak white of the chosen medium. In this example the blacks and the whites have been stretched out to the same value as in the original image (Plate 1). The final image (Plate 3) has changed as a result of being stored as a package containing only three quarters of the information in the original scene.

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