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Bouke Vahl
Re: Best aperture for a Lens
on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:05:45 pm

I once had the honour to go to movie followed with a Q&A with Robby Müller.
It was a shocking experience.

Mr. Müller, on movie X you worked with stock Y, why did you pick it?
-Well, the producers wife had a few boxes left under her bed.

Mr. Müller, on movie X you used camera Y with lens Z, how did you make the decision to use that?
-Well, that was the equipment present on set, either the last or the cheapest ones available at the rental shop.

And the anecdote:
'Mr. Müller, we would like you to shoot our next movie, and we want you to be as creative and original as you always are, do something totally new, and make it look exactly like Paris Texas.'

As any photographer will tell you, the best camera is the one you have on you.

(Kidding aside, don't trust anything but your eyes. Be experienced with looking in the viewfinder and review on a real monitor back home. A good dP can expose based on what his eyes tell him when he looks at the set.
And the most important if you shoot with any form of LUTS, don't do it unless you REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. It will NOT be better in almost all of the cases I've seen, and I'm not in the wedding video industry.)

Bouke
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