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This weekly course covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. Authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman will also help you understand the impacts of compression and the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors in cameras, and much more. This continual FAQ guide is a handy way to find the answers to the questions that plague you the most.
Male 1: With this scene there's just too much back-light. So the choices are, knock down the back-light, or add some light. Kevin, if you were going to knock down the light, what would you do to the window? Male 2: I would gel it, I would gel it with neutral density gel. And they sell rolls of six foot by 50 yards, that you can cut in the pattern or the shape that you need, and the size that you need, to cover any type of surface that you're blasting light through. That would take down that light so that you could equalize the foreground and the background elements. Male 1: So it's essentially a pair of sunglasses for the window.
And we could put one sheet or two sheets over it. Now, that's fine, and that might change the color temperature. That was one way of doing it. We're going to take the other approach which is, we're going to add some light. So can you go ahead and turn that light on? Now, there we go. By just simply adding a single light, the whole scene is looking pretty good. Is there, anything you'd change about it at this point? Male 2: Not with the time constraints, no. Male 1: Alright. So that's a DP's talk. Asking a DP if he would make a change to the lighting is like are you going to let me? Of course I'd make a change but, I think we could both agree that this is a pretty good shot.
Everything's set here. So why don't we go ahead and roll on that, and would you mind giving us another performance take?
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