A group of high-end cinematographers, colourists and DITs will take part in a live online seminar and roundtable on using HDR as a storytelling tool this Friday August 21st between 7pm and 8.30pm BST

It will be hosted on Mission’s Youtube channel here https://bit.ly/34cyPeb and on their Facebook here https://bit.ly/34cyPeb

The programme runs as follows:

20minute – Presentation (HDR as a Storytelling Tool) by

  • Simone D’arcangelo, DIT and CEO of Wildcat (credits include Woody Allen’s Café Society and A Rainy Day in New York, with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC)
  • Anthony Raffaele, Colourist (credits include Woody Allen’s Café Society and A Rainy Day in New York, with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC)
  • Pablo Garcia, Head of Colour at Mission (credits include Colour Supervisor for His Dark Materials and Downton Abbey)

15minute – Very special guest appearance

45minute Panel discussion also including:

  • Asa Shoul, Colourist at Warner Bros De lane Lea (credits include Mission Impossible – Fall Out, The Crown and Devs)
  • Angus Hudson, BSC, Cinematographer (credits include additional DoP on Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi and Mary Queen of Scots)
  • Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC, Cinematographer (credits include Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland and Geostorm)
  • MC- James Bennett, Managing Director, Televisual

High Dynamic Range has introduced a powerful new tool that can enhance cinematic expression. HDR is too often thought of in terms of increased luminance but a more accurate and vivid colour rendition is equally as relevant.

The use of light and colour have a powerful impact on storytelling, particularly to convey emotion and mood. HDR offers a larger palette through which to achieve this expression, but of course this needs to be planned for from pre-production, at the point of capture and in the grade ahead of mastering.

Although technical in parts this seminar is more about theory and creative expression. The seminar and later roundtable discussion are for leading production and post creative operators to share their approaches and personal experiences and to pass on their accumulated knowledge.

Who should attend? Cinematographers, colourists, directors and producers and all those involved in the craft of cinematic storytelling

This seminar has been organised by Mission and Wildcat and is supported by Televisual and Sim


Jon Creamer

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