March 28, 2015 at 10:24AM

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Contrast Lighting and Imagery.

I having trouble creating good shots with a lot of contrast in them. Whenever I try to set my exposure, either the dark parts are too grainy or the lighter parts are overexposed. How would I approach this problem on set?

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Rule of thumb in cinematography is to ALWAYS expose for your hilights ( to hold detail ) and then add fill light to lower the contrast range and open up the shadows. ( this can be reflectors or actual lights )

You can also use the gamma controls in your video editor to help open up the shadows.

March 28, 2015 at 2:16PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Yes, like Huy said, you must first make a good expose to hights... and then shadows.

April 1, 2015 at 8:35AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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This advice has greatly improved my footage. Thank you.

April 22, 2015 at 2:42PM

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Daniel Cho
DP, Gaffer, Grip
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