Hi Isaac - thanks for posting this. The low angle kids looking up to the sky struck me most, in particlar the amount of colour left in the sky and the smooth roll off through the highlight. You write this was shot with hypergamma. I'm curious to know which one? Also, was it all shot with hypergamma, and how did you grade it? And lastly, where / how did you seek to set your skin tone exposure when using hypergamma. The couple of plays I've had with my 700 leaves me with the impression that I would need to stop down a quite a bit more that I otherwise would with a standard gamma setting...
Thanks. If I remember I used Hypergamma 4. Under user gamma I tweeked R+ by about 20 units. Having never shot with a 700, this was all new to me so I just had fun with it. I actually turned everything magenta at one point. Once i found a look that worked I stuck with it. Otherwise the set up was out of the box from Sony. As far as stopping down for the gamma settings, I really had at that time, no point of reference to compare so no answer for you on that one. However I will say that, in my B&W viewfinder, what seemed overexposed on the last two clips of the edited segment, for which I closed down the iris quite a bit, actually was not a true representation of the latitude the camera gave me. When I got the footage into FCP I realized that I had overcompensated. Operator error. :) I'm chalking it up to not knowing the camera & it's capabilities as I intimately know my F350 & what it can do under most circumstances.