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Why Dress for the Camera?

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April 23, 2009 by admin

In this day of technical marvels we tend to think that electronics are the answer to all of life’s problems. The dilemma we face is that state-of-the-art imaging technology today is still miles apart from the imaging capability of the human eye coupled with the processing power of the brain. Recognizing that this dichotomy exists is the first step in producing quality imaging, whether still photography or videography.

Consider first of all that the NTSC (National Television System Committee) television standard, developed in the early 1950s, defines limits for what is black and what is white. Consequently, we can produce superior imaging if we will just recognize and allow for these limitations. With a vector scope connected to the camcorder we can gain a slight advantage by readily identifying when these limits are exceeded. While we at W. Cardone Productions will use a vector scope for scheduled videography such as an interview where we are using studio lighting, a vector scope is inappropriate and unworkable for typical event videography such as a wedding. It always pays to be attentive to good imaging practices with regard to how you dress and appear for the camera.

 

In posts to follow we will explain some of these considerations.


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