February 24, 2017 at 8:45AM, Edited February 24, 9:02AM
Getting the right exposure for post production, working with low-key?
I'm working in a shortfilm where I'll be using low-key and I'm having trouble setting the right exposure, wich would work for getting a clean image and being able to manipulate it in post without getting a grainy gross result. I tend to get under exposed images even with ISO 800. I'll use the Canon 6D. The tests I've done with this camera show that I can push the ISO up to 800, after that grain is evident.
I've been told that one way to get a clean image is by exposing for the shadows (so no grain appears) and then lowering the highlights in post. However, I don't know if the over exposed image will maintain the texture in characters' clothings and faces as I want there to be in the final result.
Any thoughts on how can I restore a nicely exposed image, and textures in characters, from an over exposed image in post?