Cinematography Tip: One Take, Two Environments

first_imgOne of the most challenging shots for a DP is a ‘continuous take’ that moves inside and outside within the same shot. These cinematography tips will show you how to do it right.Top Image: Michael Keaton in BirdmanIn recent years the one-take shot has significantly increased in popularity, with more filmmakers than ever attempting to pull off full scenes in this fashion. While the success of films such as Birdman may be at least partly responsible for igniting this trend in the indie filmmaking world, that doesn’t mean you require a Hollywood-level budget to pull it off.The two biggest challenges with one-take shots (and specifically those that transition between interior and exterior) are color temperature and exposure. Of course other elements such as needing to work with a smaller crew, blocking hurdles, focus challenges, etc. are tricky too… But dealing with color temperature and exposure are often the biggest problems filmmakers are faced with.That said, there are a number of ways you can handle both scenarios. These cinematography tips offer solutions for each of these issues:Color TemperatureImage: Still from the famous “one take raid” from True Detective Let’s assume your shot starts outside in the middle of the day, and follows your character as he walks inside a house. Obviously at the start of the shot you’re going to be dealing with a daylight color temperature (5600K or so). As you walk into the home, that temperature will change. There are likely tungsten bulbs (3200K) inside, mixed with window light. This mix will inevitably make it difficult to get a proper white balance in camera.While you may be thinking that you can simply shoot RAW and adjust the white balance in post, it simply doesn’t work that way. Sure, you can keyframe the color temperature as the actor walks inside (to adjust for the tungsten light), but then the daylight coming in through the windows will look neon-blue.The solution in this case is simple: use daylight bulbs inside. Whether you’re using strictly practical lights, or are using proper film lights — if you use daylight-balanced bulbs, then your color temperature issues will vanish. You can even replace household lights with daylight balanced bulbs. HMIs or daylight-balanced LED panels are great options too.ExposureImage: Still from the single-shot “Copa Scene” from Goodfellas.So we’ve solved the color temperature issue, but what about exposure? As you enter the house from outside, the exposure is going to drop significantly and your image will either be really blown out outside or really underexposed inside.There are two ways you can address this, the first of which is by rolling the iris. A good 1st AC/focus puller will be able to do a clean iris pull for you when entering an interior location. This means that much like pulling focus, they’ll literally pull the iris as they enter the new environment with you to open it up.Image: Michael Keaton and Edward Norton filming BirdmanWhile this should work every time (as long as you have a good 1st AC on board), you also don’t want to rely on the iris-pull technique entirely. If this was your only means of exposing the image properly, you’d likely wind up with an image that’s far too stopped down outside (F22) and shallow inside.To compensate for this, I’d always recommend bringing up the base light levels in the house you’re shooting in. This will mean you won’t have to roll the iris nearly as much, which means you’ll be able to retain the right amount of depth of field that serves your creative vision.Got any tips for shooting long takes?  Got any cinematography techniques that could help in a single-shot situation? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

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Four killed in clashes in West Bengal

first_imgFour men were killed and several injured in North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal in clashes between BJP and Trinamool workers on Saturday night. Three of the dead were BJP workers, while the other was a Trinamool member. The deceased were identified as Sukanta Mandal, Pradip Mandal and Tapan Mandal of the BJP and Kayum Mollah of the Trinamool.The parties blamed each other for the violence at Bhangipara of Sandeshkhali block, about 80 kilometres south of Kolkata.According to a post by BJP, at least 18 of their supporters are missing. The BJP said Trinamool cadre attacked their activists following a scuffle over removal of saffron flags. “They opened fire indiscriminately killing three of our cadres. Kayum Mollah was shot by Trinamool activists only,” said Sayantan Basu, a BJP leader.However, Trinamool leaders said armed BJP activists had attacked their members and killed Mollah.“Kayum Mollah was hacked to death by BJP. He was shot too. BJP bringing outsiders to attack us,” said TMC leader Jyotipriya Mullick.Reportedly, TMC cadres attacked BJP activists in retaliation. However, police administration has not issued any statement.Trouble was brewing in Sandeshkhali, albeit in a different area, over last few days as a senior Government official was beaten up. Incidents of sporadic violence was reported.Leaders of both parties are expected to visit Sandeshkhali on Saturday which may trigger more commotion.last_img read more

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Teleste will use IBC to highlight its IP over coax

first_imgTeleste will use IBC to highlight its IP over coax solutions.Teleste says it will highlight the advantages of bringing fibre connections to an apartment building (FttB) and utilizing existing coaxial cables for enabling IP delivery to individual apartments, enabling the cost of building fibre level broadband connections to be reduced to one fifth compared to using fibre all the way.Products on show include the DOCSIS Access Hub DAH, which provides a solution for introducing high-speed broadband connections to coaxial cable networks and extend IP network inside apartment buildings and hotels by utilising existing coaxial cable infrastructure.The product includes advanced management tools allowing free capacity allocation, 16 downstream and four upstream channels, QAM64, QAM256, QAM1024 downstream support, QPSK, QAM16, QAM64, QAM256 upstream support, a capacity of 960Mbps downstream and 160 Mbps upstream, remote configuration and management, integrated power supply, amplifier and level 2 switch, Optical interface SFP slot, Ethernet 2xGbE copper and Coax PG11, and encapsulation class IP54Teleste will exhibit at IBC on stand 4.B77last_img read more

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Illegal animal waste discharge causes sewage plant shutdown

first_img WSC WSC The WSC stress that only human waste and degradable toilet paper are discharged through the sewage system. They provide the following details to the public in order to report future problems or suspected foul play:Freephone: 8007 6400;Email: customercare@wsc.com.mt;Website live chat: www.wsc.com.mt ; or through our social media.WhatsApp SharePrint 1 of 4 WSC WSC WSCWSC The Ta’ Barkat Sewage Plant has been shut down due high levels of animal waste illegally discharges clogging the machinery.The Water Service Corporation says that the shutdown has affected the sewage screening areas and has also led to the interruption in the production of clean water. The authority says that the disruption will last for the next five days.A similar occurrence took place earlier in the year in which animal waste was believed to have clogged the machinery at the sewage plant on Gozo.Animal waste shuts down Gozo Sewage Plant <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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