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Nine Types of Light (Experimental Film)

Nine Types of Light is as much an album as it is a movie by TV on the Radio. The movie is meant to be a visual re-imagining of the record, and includes a music video for every song on the album. The band personally asked their friends and the filmmakers they admired to help direct the music videos. Tunde Adebimpe, the director for the full Nine Types of Light movie, storybooked the music videos together with interviews from local New Yorkers on various topics, including dreams, love, fame and the future. Tunde also directed the music video for Forgotten.

Shooting in LOG

Most cameras shoot in a color space called REC709 but the latest digital cinema cameras like the ARRI ALEXA are capable of shooting in a color space called LOG which is a flatter gamma curve allowing you to get the full dynamic range of what these digital cinema cameras are capable of capturing.

There are many situations where you do not have full control over lighting conditions, such as a bright window in the background or a city street at night. Even with full control, it is still common to color correct a project once it is edited together. If the image is captured in REC709, the ability to adjust the final image is limited by the contrast range already imposed on the image. LOG is a flatter contrast, allowing far greater image manipulation. Take a look at the video to get a sense of the difference.

Via Abel Cine

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