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allowing light to creep in from the
bottom of the windows. The crew
placed 6K HMI Pars and an 18K HMI
outside the house, and also used a
Source Four to simulate hits of sunlight
inside. For additional accents, they positioned four Kino Celeb 200 DMX
LEDs and a half-dozen 150-watt and
300-watt tungsten Fresnel fixtures.
Throughout the season's production, the cinematographers monitored
their images on set without applying
any special LUTs. As digital-imaging
technician Chris Dover explains, "They
felt that using Red's version of Rec. 709
was a good enough starting point. I
would then work from the raw data to
[adjust] the picture to their desired
tastes." Dover worked with Blackmagic
Design's DaVinci Resolve 9 and a Sony
PVM-2541 OLED monitor, and the
cinematographers provided their feedback throughout the shooting day.
At the end of each day, Dover
sent his work to Technicolor Toronto,

where Rob Evans timed the dailies,
which were then distributed on hard
drives. Evans also handled the final
color correction, first grading the
supplied DPX files in DaVinci Resolve
before the visual effects were added.
Once Del Toro approved the effects,
Evans would finalize the grade and
obtain Del Toro's ultimate sign-off.
Evans frequently visited the set to
get a better sense of how the cinematographers wanted the images to
look. "The recurring theme is to saturate and accentuate both the yellow and
blue tones, and to create vivid, eyepopping colors while retaining a fairly
dark and spooky feeling," Evans says.
"The color palette has been carefully
selected in set design and lighting,
which allows me to enhance the desired
look rather than try to create it."
Aspiring to feature-film quality
on a television schedule and budget has
come with its stresses, but all of the
cinematographers recall their work with

enthusiasm and hope the show will earn
a second season. "It's probably one of
my most beautiful works," says Varese,
"and that's because it's Guillermo's
vision, which is very unique."
‚óŹ

TECHNICAL SPECS
1.78:1
Digital Capture
Red Epic MX
Angenieux Optimo,
Arri/Zeiss Ultra Prime

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