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    Ungraded! Looks epic already! I'd be interested to hear more about your lighting for night time exterior set ups
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justus de Jager View Post
    Hey Nick.

    Thanks man! Hope all is well in your world :)

    I hardly ever shoot without the standard OLPF. Havenít used any other on this project. My ISO pretty much would be 500, 640, 800.
    Very few occasions Have I gone outside those. Also using quarter Hollywood black magic from time to time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Acum View Post
    Ungraded! Looks epic already! I'd be interested to hear more about your lighting for night time exterior set ups
    Thanks Patrick.

    Itís been a tough ride this far in regards to the night shoots. Our schedule is super packed and we are literally shooting 10 to 12 pages per day. The environment is also super tough. I made a point of lighting very lightly, using smoke to light up the night and just a light fill on the actors and then use the actual fires as the key light. It becomes super laborious at times but we have hav no time to have big lighting set ups. I would typically have my only 6K HMI with CTO and a diffusion frame or bounce placed somewhere in the far back between trees, lighting back towards camera around 45 degrees just enough to edge out the actors and pump the background with haze. Then iíd Use a closer side fill 2.5K HMI bounce on a poly side on to the actors and ask them to carry the torches on the other side...haha.anyways, itís been an interesting journey and we never have time to think about it or re light it.

    One thing I noticed is that I do prefer warming up the HMIís quite a bit. Iím not a fan of that electric blue moonlight I see so often, and I tend to shoot the camera around 3800K at least if not 4000K here and there and I try to get enough exposure to use an IR6 or so in front of the lens. But that is not always possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Morrison View Post
    Looking great dude. Amazing stuff.
    Thanks man, I really appreciate it!
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    Whoa...... this is beautiful work Justus. What many people do not know is, it is not so easy to get these kinds of skin tones from people of African or dark skinned Asian origin. It is not the cinematographer's fault as much but the sensor and color science is calibrated to Caucasian skin tones. So, it is the experience and attention to detail of the DP that makes content look this good. As we can see here Justus had done this with his knowledge, experience and grace.

    Thanks for sharing. If you happen to have some free time on your busy schedule, adding a few lines of how each shot was achieved would add more value to your post.

    Good luck on your series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Abeynayake View Post
    Whoa...... this is beautiful work Justus. What many people do not know is, it is not so easy to get these kinds of skin tones from people of African or dark skinned Asian origin. It is not the cinematographer's fault as much but the sensor and color science is calibrated to Caucasian skin tones. So, it is the experience and attention to detail of the DP that makes content look this good. As we can see here Justus had done this with his knowledge, experience and grace.

    Thanks for sharing. If you happen to have some free time on your busy schedule, adding a few lies of how each shot was achieved would add more value to your post.

    Good luck on your series.
    Thank you for the kind words Neil. Very much appreciated!

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    Some new screen grabs added
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justus de Jager View Post
    Some new screen grabs added
    Amazing grabs ;) Keep going !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justus de Jager View Post
    Some new screen grabs added
    Looks excellent :)

    Who needs a grade, I like the look of the shots as they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arvydas View Post
    Amazing grabs ;) Keep going !
    Thanks Arvydas!
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