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I loved this movie, there's something really deep about it, and i must comfess: i shed a couple of tears at the end.
have the blacks been sufficiently crushed yet?
Whatever happen to team_zissou
ahhh film people. I once took a film theory class and I was the only designer among 10 snobby film students. They were inventing new terms and writing long essays about it. All my comments were looked down and in my last class and I said the future auteurs will come out from among youtube filmmakers. I'm sure it gave them goosebumps.
" I said the future auteurs will come out from among youtube filmmakers."
you must have blown their minds with your incredibly incisive and no doubt accurate prediction. Fuckin snobs eh?
Zissou. Always a hot head when challenged.
Is that what "crushed black" mean? Desaturation of colors.
crushing the black levels means taking the black color info and taking it all the way to zero.
It's not related to saturation, it's about contrast in the shadows as opposed to midtones and highlights.
i agree with ctrix
what jon and ctrl said. a lot of the films these days have the blacks crushed and the image desaturated in part. creates that moody 'serious' look that CBC thing is talking about. Many of those examples do in fact have crushed blacks but they only really mention the desaturation.
popping up the black levels is a digital photo trick to add drama to an image without going straight for the contrast and frying the highlights or muddling up the midtones.... just a bit can pop a pic in post....
but yes, desaturation + "crushed black levels" so the curve is flat at the bottom is also a lazy way to fix stuff that wasn't lit too well.....
Hooray ! 4 pages in and we've finally got the word 'curve' into the discussion. That's always what I thought it to mean, and am mystified why no one had brought it up. Including me.