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    Spring 2020 fashion from Beecroft & Bull

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    Everything is absolutely flawless. The editing of the film and its quality is perfect.
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    Curtis,
    As I don't shoot this type of work but would like to understand the setup better, I'd like to ask a couple:
    - Was all the light natural plus the two big Arri's coming through the windows (no additional lighting in the room)?
    - Was there any diffusion material on the window glass?
    - Did you use a haze machine or haze/mist filters?
    - In some productions high saturation is a goal. Here the saturation was, to my eyes, on the lower end. It is a good look in this case. Was that lower-saturation look only in the BTS footage shown above or in the DSLR stills as well?
    - Please speak to the lower saturation look. Was it achieved by exposing such that almost everything is "high" and then de-saturating a bit more in post or did you do this some other way?
    Thanks.
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    Mark,
    I just saw this, when i get some time in the next few days i’ll address your questions.

    Cheers,
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    Masterclass!!
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  6. #6 Beecroft fashion shoot info 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A. Jaeger View Post
    Curtis,
    As I don't shoot this type of work but would like to understand the setup better, I'd like to ask a couple:
    Finally got time to come back and offer some background on this shoot.
    Thanks for being patient with me.

    Camera basics; Red Epic-W Helium, standard OLPF, 6100k, Sigma 18-35 zoom, Black Supermist 1/16. R3d 8:1, IPP2 Med contrast/Very soft roll off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A. Jaeger View Post
    - Was all the light natural plus the two big Arri's coming through the windows (no additional lighting in the room)?
    This was shot at the Ad agency's creative directors studio. Mark is a very well established still photographer and the Beecroft fashion shoots are always
    done as a combo stills and motion shoot. Makes it tough cause we have to work around our different lighting and not trip over each other.
    This shoot was 99% done with my simple lighting for both stills and motion, 2 x Arri HMI through the windows.
    There was NO diff on the windows and just lenses w no diff on the lights.

    Studio had the muslin BG and white walls bouncing light around, .. that's it. SUPER simple set up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A. Jaeger View Post
    - Was there any diffusion material on the window glass?
    - Did you use a haze machine or haze/mist filters?
    No diff on windows and no haze.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A. Jaeger View Post
    - In some productions high saturation is a goal. Here the saturation was, to my eyes, on the lower end. It is a good look in this case. Was that lower-saturation look only in the BTS footage shown above or in the DSLR stills as well?
    - Please speak to the lower saturation look. Was it achieved by exposing such that almost everything is "high" and then de-saturating a bit more in post or did you do this some other way?
    Thanks.
    So the final image is a collection of things. These days capture is only a small part of the image pipeline, .. post is so powerful.
    I'm pretty insistent on being part of the post process.

    This image is pretty much strait as shot in camera, .. it's shows where the exposure was directed to.
    I typically will shoot fashion pretty high key, .. exposing for the shadows and letting highlights go really, .. highlight. :-)
    High key skin tone but look at the fabric on that expensive jacket. Important cause at the end of the day we ARE selling the clothes.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/h7w2jxm3ne...00190.jpg?dl=0

    The rest of the process took place in post, .. colorgrading and minor contrast adjustments.
    I'll have to check my notes but I believe the final color on this was 100% done and output to Prores in Redcine-X.
    Note that I do not typically add ANY sharpening in post and am quite thrilled Red cameras don't sharpen in camera either.

    According to my notes I had a Black Supermist 1/16 on the Sigma lens.
    Also there are several ways to "soften" images in a practical manor. It depends on the look you are going for.
    Shooting at T1.5 or T2 and "missing" focus can be considered a "mistake" or a technique to be used for it's effect.
    Same with shutter angle/speed. In this music video you can see where I used NO diffusion but I used open shutter angles to blur motion
    and wide open T-stop to soften the image. ( focus puller hated me )
    https://vimeo.com/463549945

    Original color
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/sn157j2x95..._b004.jpg?dl=0

    Final color as sent to the agency
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9knz908sq8..._b001.jpg?dl=0

    Hope this helps everyone in some way.
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    Really nice work! Thanks for sharing all that background info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Saxon View Post
    Really nice work! Thanks for sharing all that background info!
    Thanks for the kind words. Happy to share.
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