Film School: Understanding HDR (High Dynamic Range)

How does HDR work? - Endgadget How does HDR work? - Endgadget

A roundup of explainers on both technical and creative things to consider.

On the technical side, Endgadget goes into detail about how HDR works in theory as well as in practice, covering:

  • Luminance
  • Dynamic Range
  • Color Space
  • Bit Depth

On the more creative / narrative side: while i’m not convinced his takes on modern aesthetics aren’t occasionally reductive or overly influenced by his specific taste, here wolfcrow offers interesting considerations of the ways in which the look, and even the very storytelling, of movies and TV shows are being shaped by developments in HDR technology:

A quick reference for how “color space” works (via Endgadget):

How does HDR work? - Endgadget
How does HDR work? – Endgadget