October 3, 2017 at 3:01AM


What ND Filter is That

Usually in my videos shot on a DSLR, sky is blown out and pure white, it is rare to have blue sky or recoverable blue sky, and greens are kinda dull, Somebody told me to use a ND Filter to get blue sky in your videos while having your actors face perfectly exposed and get those great looking pumped up greens.
i think there are lots of Filters out there.
can somebody suggest me anything what should i get.
Thanks :)


You can use sky filters, there is a whole assortment of them. Another technique which may or may not work depending on the situation and resources, is exposing for the sky and then lighting your subject separately.

October 5, 2017 at 8:37AM, Edited October 5, 8:38AM

Elmoutasam Aziz
Chief Learning Officer

My guess would be that you are having to stop your aperture all the way down outside? If that is the case I would start with a basic ND filter maybe 4 or 8 stops.

If it's not the case then I think Matthias and Elmoutasam have the right approach.

October 5, 2017 at 8:50PM

Kyle Acker
Cinematographer/ Video Editor

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