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Old May 7th, 2006, 10:49 PM   #1
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What settings were used for this?

Hello,
Please check out this picture:

http://geocities.com/deep_space_hunter/

Does anyone know how this look was achieved? I really like how the sky is so dark and gray, but the grass is a bright gold color. I believe this was shot on an XL2.

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Old May 7th, 2006, 10:59 PM   #2
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Just guessing, but it is possible the lighting was right with sun flooding in forground, and dark clouds in backgroung. Second possibility: gray day with flood light- and may gradient filter.
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Old May 8th, 2006, 12:04 AM   #3
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That is what I thought, but you would need to shoot when the conditions were just right. Thanks for the reply.

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Old May 8th, 2006, 12:43 AM   #4
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Keep in mind you're looking at a still shot. It might look like its just amazing lighting when viewing that one frame, but if the clouds were causing the light/dark areas, which I think they probably are, then in the next couple of seconds the clouds could move causing the talent to be completely under-exposed. It's a pretty still though.
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Old May 8th, 2006, 01:24 AM   #5
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Could also possibly be a graduated ND filter which darkens the sky and leaves the other part normal.
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Old May 8th, 2006, 03:56 PM   #6
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White balance to light blue, master pedestal down several notches, setup level down a notch or 2, cine gamma, color phase a couple toward green, color gain down a notch or two...


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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:05 AM   #7
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I've got the video up on the website. I apologize for the quality, geocities only allows 5Mb, so it has been compressed a lot, but you will get the idea.

http://geocities.com/deep_space_hunter/Video.html

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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:36 AM   #8
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I still think that the cameraman was lucky with the light on that shot. There's probably some tweaking with settings in post as well, but nothing out of the ordinary...

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Old May 9th, 2006, 02:20 AM   #9
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watched the video, wow boring, hehe.

It looks like the sky was over cast. This will still give you a blown out sky if the settings are not right. I think anytime you have the sky in your shot in the day time ND filters are used to help them look more rich in color and not so bright in the bighter parts. I do not have much experience but I study alot and that seems to be the case.
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