Film School: the EL Zone System

EL Zone (via SmallHD) EL Zone (via SmallHD)

The new false colour standard?

The IRE system used in false colour measurement doesn’t directly correlate across the aperture range. Shane Hurlbut ASC asks Ed Lachman ASC about his EL Zone System, developed for “standardizing exposure in the digital age“…

… which is taken from their full-length conversation (via Filmmakers Academy):

Further Viewing

Cine Dailies demonstrates the workflow of an EL Zone-equipped field monitor:

The EL Zone System, and for that matter the false colour “standard”, are only two of a host of tools designed to assist in capturing correct exposure:

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