Author: John Jackman

John Jackman

John Jackman is an award-winning independent director and producer who has been involved in dramatic and video production since the mid-seventies. Widely regarded as an authority on digital production techniques, John has been a contributing editor to DV Magazine, and has taught workshops for NAB, the American Film Institute (AFI), Digital Video Expo, the Library of Congress, along with various film schools, colleges, and university programs.

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Taking care of hotspots

The Hot Spots You Want to Avoid


One problem you need to always be watching for are hot spots in the picture. These are often reflections on shiny surfaces, which must be “killed” because they will generally produce a region of clipped white in the final video. Camera operators and DPs with a film background will already be used to watching for…

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