Thanks Alex, this really helped a lot! I'll definitely be looking into more color grading!
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You can use any term that works for you and your editing process. It's based on preference. Some people may also call those shots the rejects or the rejected shots. Test shots may also be considered Dailies.
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I like Pro-Res because it's good quality with a good file size! You can push it in post a good amount without losing quality and it has an easy work flow. Regarding the question "Is there a better post production codec out there?" I would say this all depends on your preference. Every editor will have a codec they prefer based on the type of work, their turn around time and equipment.
Thank you Guy,
I agree with all those points, and you helped me realize the flaws I knew this film had but that I just couldn't out a finger on. Very good point on the "blue" grade for the hospital room. Also, I never thought of the camera being a 3rd person view but I see it now, and I will definitely be keeping these points in mind during my next project!