The Importance of Testing Your Camera and Looks
Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut writes about the importance of testing out your color options and looks in a digital world where it appears as if anything is possible. He writes, "We have so many new digital tools at our disposal that you cannot just pick them up and start shooting with them. It is a disservice to the tool as well as to you, the cinematographer. Let’s think about it in a totally new way. Treat your new digital camera like a new film emulsion that needs testing. Why? Because every sensor is different. They have unique qualities, different latitudes, color spaces, log files, BIT depth. How it rolls off with over and underexposure. If it has aliasing, or moiré, just to name a few."
Read his full post here.