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Dynamic range is just as important in videography.
Shooting high-contrast videos can be even more challenging than capturing still images. Wherever you’re shooting, pay close attention to how the light changes as your subjects and/or your camera move. “Don’t assume that what you see on your LCD screen is the image you’re getting,” documentary filmmaker Dominic Duchesneau says. “Understand how light is affecting your image and what you’re trying to expose for.”
The composition of your scene is also important for capturing a high dynamic range. To draw your audience into the story, you want to create layers — places for the eye to wander. This may require shifting focus and adjusting for changes in light intensity. Director and writer Van Jensen says, “It’s all about crafting individual images that have real beauty and depth to them. That depth is essential to crafting a world that feels big and real.”