Thanks David, can you explain what you mean by the exception of Telephoto lenses?
Got it David! That's good to know.
I keep reading about how adding filters increases flare.. intuitively I would think that a filter would reduce flare because you are covering up the front element.
I actually prefer flares some times for aesthetic purposes. Is there a rule of thumb you use when you want to increase flares, and when you want to reduce flares ?
More glass elements create more opportunities for flare, but the flare from a light hitting a filter is more like a veiling flare not a cool ring flare. Zooms have more glass elements so there are more circles in a flare. Older lenses with uncoated elements will have more flare, perhaps that red ring around lights. So use a zoom or an older prime when you want more flares and if you want them coming from off-camera lights, don't use a sunshade.
Hi David! I've now read this entire thread twice and have leaned so much! Thank you again on behalf of all of us!
I have today a boring question, and perhaps a more interesting one.
Boring: What do you use to help with IR contamination on Epic? How hot does it have to be on set before that IR filter fails?
More interesting: Today I was having coffee with a fellow D.P., and his opinion was that more experienced you get, the fewer light sources you tend to use "It's the new DPs who feel they need twenty lights for a close-up". Would you agree with this? Do you use fewer sources now than when you started?
I put bare kino tubes in welling like you suggested, then skirted the spill with duveteen. Mounted dedos on beaver boards and ran those across the top of the bottle wall. Then I lined the bottom of the shelves of the bottle wall with roscoe light pads. It looked pretty rad up lighting all the bottles like that. Then I hid a 650 on a stand in a dark corner by we wrapping in in duveteen and stacking chairs in front of it. Hid in another 650 in the bathroom then gelled it a dark blue and slashed it across one of gothic looking bathroom doors.
It really looked fantastic. Even got a "wow" from a producer.
A videographer should learn basic photography and cinematography. What say you?
Not sure there is a difference anymore between videography and cinematography except that a cinematographer occasionally gets to shoot on film.
Obviously a videographer should understand the basics of photography (lenses, f-stops, shutter speeds, etc.)
People learn as much as they need to learn, or are limited to the degree to which they have learned something. A videographer may not need to know all I know, on the other hand, there are many ENG/EFP techniques that I don't know because they aren't part of my work.
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