In this episode of The Wandering DP Podcast we continue our breakdown of a television commercial I recently shot. We look at dealing with problems on set and how I play the exposure game when equipment and crew are running thin.
Shot #1 – The Wide
The Problems: Bright Sky, Dark inside of the Shed, No crew or gear to make sweeping changes
The Solution: Expose for the highs, add some light inside the shed, add a 12x Ultra bounce for the talent.
Shot #2: Moving In
The Problems: Bright Sky, Dark inside of shed, very directional (read harsh) light
Shot #3: The Two Shot
Shot #6: The Flip
The Problem: Gigantic Chasm of a difference between the highs and lows, No big guns to brighten it all up.
The Solution: Expose for the highs and add as much bounce and fill as we can.