Ted Schilowitz - Shooting with the RED ONE Digital Cinema Camera
RED set the world on fire with nothing more than an announcement - the company had set out to build an electronic digital cinema camera which would shoot at 4K resolution - 4 million pixels - the resolution of 35mm film.
RED has now achieved that goal. With cameras shipping around the world, feature films being shot on RED, and a host of other productions, RED no longer needs to prove itself to be taken seriously. The world knows about RED.
In this piece - Ted Schilowitz - who wears the title "Leader of the Rebellion" - shows how to expose correctly with the RED ONE camera. Using a selection of tools, from a histogram, spotmeter, and colour coding within the image, one gets a visual representation of how the image is constructed.
The golden rule when shooting with RED is don't overexpose. The depth and richness of the image is such that several stops of latitude is available in post. If you overexpose and "blow the image out" then you cannot bring back what is not there. Hold back and one can get perfect exposure which can be adjusted as necessary.
Watch the video above and see just how easy this is.