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Fabián Matas
11-08-2012, 09:11 AM
Enjoy !!!

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/roger-deakins-skyfall-jgiro.php

refocusedmedia
11-08-2012, 10:35 AM
Another good one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hzlDmlE0wA

nickjbedford
11-08-2012, 08:30 PM
Cinematography of True Grit. Deakins has such an amazing sense of visuals but a restraint that doesn't make it all about the camera. Love seeing his work.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0-dXh_IsiQ

Brian@202020
11-10-2012, 12:53 AM
I'm a huge fan of Roger Deakins, but I just saw Skyfall and was very disappointed.

nickjbedford
11-10-2012, 02:35 AM
Yeah? It's not out in Australia yet (Nov 22). What would you say was disappointing?

morgan_moore
11-10-2012, 04:09 AM
I just had an instructional grading experience.

Get a deakins trailer and run it through your NLE scopes.

https://twitter.com/sammorganmoore/status/267185482486661120/photo/1

nickjbedford
11-10-2012, 04:33 AM
I would be wary of that trailer being slightly different to the actual film's grade. I've heard that this sometimes happens.

Good exercise though. Probably worth doing that here and there to see how they distribute their contrast and colour (at least for a Bluray target).

CaptainHook
11-10-2012, 04:52 AM
I do that often with movies/tv shows. I'm always surprised how low the highlights are in the scopes without the image seeming dark or lacking contrast.

nickjbedford
11-10-2012, 04:58 AM
That's how low I put my highlights in the music video I shot. It all depends on the type of story and generally mood. If it's something like a comedy or generally lighter, funner subject matter, you want to make it brighter in the exposure and highlights. Not white, but brighter by probably a stop or more.

In moodier, grittier, more emotional stories, it generally fits more with subdued highlights and exposure. Not dark or underexposed, just subdued.

100% white is generally VERY bright and the upper 20% or so is more reserved for specular highlights, blown out areas and such.

An example from my music video. This one actually just peaks over 50% IRE after the grade and was around 75% IRE to begin with.

http://www.nickbedford.com/uploads/tmgr2A.jpg

http://www.nickbedford.com/uploads/tmgr2B.jpg

morgan_moore
11-10-2012, 05:15 AM
Here you have two versions of Ill (no disrespect my camera is equally challenging -rock on a mini alexa for us all)

I note from skyfall the saturation of the mids is high, unlike your darker image..

S

nickjbedford
11-10-2012, 05:17 AM
Here you have two versions of Ill (no disrespect my camera is equally challenging -rock on a mini alexa for us all)

S

Two versions of Ill? What do you mean?

morgan_moore
11-10-2012, 05:20 AM
If my skin was the colour of the darker image id call the hospital fast.

nickjbedford
11-10-2012, 05:30 AM
If my skin was the colour of the darker image id call the hospital fast.

I've seen desaturated, darker grades like that in many films etc. Dark films, sad films. It's not a happy story (a break up). You can have your opinion on that grade but I did it that way for a reason.

morgan_moore
11-10-2012, 05:33 AM
Of course out of context its hard to judge. Its like RDs very yellow INT shots dont really work until cut into a bigger sequence

It seems that the mids are dark but saturated in RDs work

Its not milky grey-o-vision as is the current trend and I like that.

S

CaptainHook
11-10-2012, 06:47 AM
That's how low I put my highlights in the music video I shot. It all depends on the type of story and generally mood. If it's something like a comedy or generally lighter, funner subject matter, you want to make it brighter in the exposure and highlights. Not white, but brighter by probably a stop or more.

In moodier, grittier, more emotional stories, it generally fits more with subdued highlights and exposure. Not dark or underexposed, just subdued.
Yeah, but i'm talking about seeing something like an day ext shot from transformers that seems bright and saturated like no other, but is actually only half way up the scopes. But it's "dense". It's interesting to me anyway.

Brian@202020
11-10-2012, 10:04 AM
Yeah? It's not out in Australia yet (Nov 22). What would you say was disappointing?

Most of what was wrong with the film had nothing to do with Deakins. The biggest issues I had with it were all the continuity errors. There is more continuity errors in Skyfall than plot holes in Prometheus. Example: they just finished a scene where they were in a subway train and it was full of people (must have been a busy time of the day), shortly after they get off the train and are in tunnels under London, a subway train came thru the celling. There is not a single person on the train, and also the lights are still on the train even tho it was derailed. Subway trains either get their power from the rails itself or a guide wire on top. If it's derailed there would be no power for the lights to work.

Another issue I had was they used the "Bond" themed music as a crutch. This is very apparent at the Skyfall mansion durring the shoot out.

I felt Sam Mendes made the film feel nothing like a Bond film. The only reason you knew, was the music. The actors didn't act like you'd expect them to, and the direction just didn't seem right for a Bond film, as well as the plot. I don't feel he did the franchise any justice, and I believe even if this film does make a ton of money, people will look back on this one as a failure.

As for Roger Deakins, the issues I had with him was the way he shot it was nothing you'd expect from a Bond film. I did like the Blade Runner looking scene, but that wasn't bond like either. Roger and Sam approached the action scenes differently than you'd expect, and not in a good way. The opening scenes were ok, but could have been a lot better.

Overall I was disappointed. I give it a 6.5 out of 10, and it only got that because of Javier Bardem's stellar performance. It was the worst Daniel Craig Bond so far. Save your money and rent Casino Royale.

refocusedmedia
11-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Here's a great 3-part interview with Roger, discussing why he chose and loves the Alexa:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBvA1ChExAI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lh69p5g13Q


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00OGyWADHyM