I absolutely agree with this article, this film is deeply flawed. He shot the TV host in the head because host doesn't think his joke is funny, which, as a plot of the script, is fine. but, but, the tone of the film ultimately celebrates and glorified his killing, it's very troubling.
Since when does flat and boring ungraded look become "Cinematic Look"? show me the color. Panasonic marketing department really need to do a better job, plus, they disable the commenting for all these shorts in youtube, classy act, not letting the user to comment and discuss.
Hi there, here are my suggestions about lighting based on my experience. I graduated from film school.
1. Youtube videos won't give you professional level tutorials, most of them just touch the surface about lighting. You need to read a book. I recommend this book, which was my text book for my film classes in college year, and it is probably the best written filmmaking book.
Film Production Technique: Creating the Accomplished Image
by Bruce Mamerhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0495411167?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_...
All you need to read are these three chapters:
Chapter 12. Exposure and Latitude
Chapter 13. Planning the lighting
Chapter 14. Executing the lighting
2. Spend some money and buy a light meter. Got this one (every cinematographer use one)
Sekonic L-758Cine-U DigitalMasterhttp://www.sekonic.com/products/l-758cine-u/overview.aspx
And this is an article why you need a meter:http://blog.sekonic.com/2011/12/05/ryan-walters-on-the-importance-of-a-m...
For me, if you are serious about lighting, this will be your first investment, you don’t even need to any actual lights.. You need to learn how to MEASURE the light, once you master how to measure the light, you can use any camera, and use any light to create the lighting you want. I can’t emphasize that enough.
3. This is a really good seminar, and there are two real lighting scenarios in it and pretty helpful to see how they do it:https://www.creativelive.com/courses/hddslr-filmmaking-gale-tattersall#c...
4. one thing about LED you have to keep in mind: LED is not a full spectrum lighting source, so most of them don't render skin tone correctly (even with high CRI). Arri LED and Mole Richardson are two companies that produce LEDs that can render skin tone pretty accurately.
In conclusion, I will say buying a lighter meter will definitely be the first step, and knowing how to measure the light and planning the lighting, is what will separate the professional and the amateur.
I haven't seen one footage from Black Magic camera that does the color rendering accurately.
Doesn't matter how many stop of dynamic range it has. The skin tone and the overall color just seems off to me.
I know all these clips are heavily color altered in the post, but there is always something unnatural about the footage color. Really a pity.