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    Hi David, you posted a couple images on Instagram not too long ago that really surprised me – desert shots lit by the full moon exposed fully so they look like noon sunlight, and then you darkened them in post to look like night, and they looked fantastic. I just shot a test on a cloudless day and spent a good half hour in redcine-x trying to get it to look like a good day-for-night and just couldn’t get it right. It seems from your example that just about any shot should be possible to day-for-night color grade, right? Did you do anything fancier than curves and color shift? Or am I missing something, and there are certain elements that make day-for-night impossible?
    You’d have to post an example of your attempt. Usually the main problem is the sky if it’s too hot. DFN often involves using ND grads and/or Polas to help with that.
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    That kit should be fine for small lighting set-ups. If you can afford a Litemat 4, it’s a fast way to get a soft key light. A 4x4 diffusion frame would be useful (216 works most of the time.)

    Some grip equipment is useful — c-stand, sandbag, some black flags...
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    What is your favorite focal length for closeups?
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    What is your favorite focal length for closeups?
    Depends on the project, depends on the scene, depends on the face...

    I like being close on a medium lens like a 35mm, 40mm, 50mm depending on how tight. Even a 50mm can be a bit distorting if you get really tight but generally it is flattering enough. But back out enough and even a 50mm can seem a bit long, more telephoto in feeling.

    I did this close-up on a 50mm Master Prime wide-open for a shot in "Westworld":
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Mullen ASC View Post
    Depends on the project, depends on the scene, depends on the face...

    I like being close on a medium lens like a 35mm, 40mm, 50mm depending on how tight. Even a 50mm can be a bit distorting if you get really tight but generally it is flattering enough. But back out enough and even a 50mm can seem a bit long, more telephoto in feeling.

    I did this close-up on a 50mm Master Prime wide-open for a shot in "Westworld":
    David, did you net the lens for this? Or use and lens diffusion?
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    So glad to hear that the great David Mullen ASC won tonight for his work on THE AMAZING MRS. MAISEL. As far as I'm concerned, he was cheated several years ago for not winning for SMASH, which was an amazing-looking show (albeit not seen by a big audience). I'm really glad his talent is being recognized. His lighting and camerawork are so integral to the show, they're practically co-stars to the actors.

    Creative Arts Emmy Awards Full Winners List: ‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Chernobyl’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Among Top Honorees



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    A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS for Mr. Mullen on his EMMY WIN!

    Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone”
    Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios
    M. David Mullen, ASC, Director of Photography


    I have to say you really and truly deserve this award David.
    Every scene just looks amazing and is SO appropriate.
    Your lighting tells the story without ever getting in the way.

    KUDOS!
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    Congrats!
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    Congrats Dave awesome work!
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    Thanks!
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