TV-BAY June 2013

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Creativity knows no boundaries Prior to beginning the shoot, Linnhoff spent some time considering the grading process. Before the arrival of his camera, Linnhoff spent several weeks familiarizing himself with DaVinci Resolve Lite using online video tutorials. This, according to Linnhoff, is an important step for anyone not familiar with a RAW workflow.  Knowing what was possible through Resolve allowed Linnhoff to make certain judgement calls during the shoot, in particular, around the lighting of specific scenes. The second scene was especially difficult to light well he revealed, particularly the girl who stood in front of a mirror. Short on time and lacking space for setting up lights, Linnhoff underexposed the shot knowing he could correct it in Resolve.  “We had a dolly moving back with a strong counter light coming from the window. We were in a rush and decided to get her a bit underexposed. I could easily heighten the exposition of the girl’s area by tracking her and adding a matte. When the boy crossed her in the foreground, I simply added a mask to cancel the correction on the girl’s area,” he said. “Situated in a valley and surrounded by high trees, the light was constantly diffuse and soft. Because of that, we didn’t need much in the way of artificial lighting, just some reflectors indoors, several Fresnels and a Kino Flo. The makeup artist also did a great job of adding fine details to the characters’ faces. I knew shooting RAW would allow more precise adjustments during the grade in Resolve, such as scars and circles around the eyes,” he said. During the grade, Linnhoff made fine adjustments by setting his exposure, contrast and RGB balance. “I didn’t add much saturation to the original look, and my goal was to track and showcase my characters using mattes and adding sharpness to some specific details, including facial details. I could easily desaturate some colors in specific areas,” he said. “I’m still impressed to see how well the tracking feature works in Resolve, even for fast movements. I find the software very complete and intuitive. To get the full Resolve license with the camera is great. “Owning a tool like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera pushes me to go further and be more creative,” explained Linnhoff. “The freedom and independence I now have means my creativity knows no boundaries.” Simple Royalty Free Music Licensing Pay Once. Use Forever SEARCH World Class Music delivered in an instant AUDITION DOWNLOAD use promo code TVBAYSP1 | +44 (0)1926 864068 to get 20% OFF your order TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 78 JUNE 2013 | 53 TV-BAY078JUN13.indd 53 10/06/2013 15:16