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Dan Vidmar

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  1. That makes a lot of sense to me. Luckily it was shot in 4444 so correcting this much isn't the end of the world. Thanks for the responses everyone.
  2. Yes, I should have clarified. Both shots are on a white cyc wall/floor. The monitor had a regular 709 LUT on it. That's kind of what is confusing us - when I add a 709 LUT in resolve it looks rather warm. But day of the shoot on the monitors with 709 LUT, the image looked pretty balanced. At this point I'm thinking perhaps it was the day-of monitor that was inaccurate since it sounds like 4300K in Tungsten should actually look pretty darn warm, and not all that balanced looking. And yes, either the DP mistakenly shot at 4300K or the director changed his mind. But they do not want it warm at all.
  3. I'm having no troubles correcting it and grading it. I'm more-so just concerned that something funky happened between shooting and pulling it into Resolve. My DP also said something "doesn't look right" when I sent a screenshot. It is all in Log and I'm grading from there, no LUTs. Using a pretty heavy hand on the balance and exposure nodes, but it's working fine. Maybe a touch more noise than I'd like. Worth noting - we're not going for a "warm" look at all with this so I'm fully balancing this out to neutral.
  4. Thanks for the responses. To clarify - the first frame is a photo of the monitor on set, the second frame is a screenshot of what I'm seeing in Resolve. The wall behind the subject is a pure white wall. Will check my monitor if you're saying that doesn't look too warm to you both.
  5. Amateur editor/color grader here. Just got some Alexa footage in that is very very gold and warm, both before and after a Log C to Rec709 LUT. I was at the shoot and everything looked properly balanced on the monitors. In fact we even have photos of the monitors from shoot day and it all looks pretty balanced. Our DP was shooting at 4300K in Tungsten (indoors) which seem quite warm to me, but he claims there's no way the footage should look as warm as it does on my end after sending him screenshots. Wondering if the footage was incorrectly dumped or if it was incorrectly imported into Resolve on my end, or if shooting 4300K in Tungsten is just that warm. Attached is shot with rec709 LUT applied as well as photo of the monitor day-of-shoot.
  6. Hi all. Getting ready to shoot an apartment bedroom scene that is set at night in a dark room with string lights as the only in-room practical ("lights off" otherwise). The scene is also being shot on a bed against a window with heavy dark curtains. So we are shooting straight into a window. Director's approximate reference for general feel/contrast is :14 - :30 in this clip: search youtube for "dead boyfriend morvern collar", i don't want to post outside links here as i don't think that's encouraged ;) Our scene is set up much differently than that clip but that's the "feel" she wants. Tips? This is low-budget and we are working mostly with a handful of Arri 1Ks and 650Ws. My initial plan was to throw a couple 1Ks outside the window at an angle with some CTO/yellow to mimic street lamps. Then fill inside with a 650W gelled similarly to mimic the rooms reflections of the outside light, OR take that 650W and gel it the same color as the practical string lights to imply that they are providing most of the light in the room. Could use some help though. Thanks!
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