Benjamin Button – a very dark night

Slightly lifted blacks retain shadow detail and overall subtle visibility while the scene is told through the movement of a few small highlights. A bit of gold light spilling in from the other rooms keeps the scene dynamic and eludes to this being a space not normally occupied by nighttime activities.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)  -  Senior D.I. Colorist Jan Yarbrough Arriflex 435, 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 500T 5219) Sony CineAlta F23, Thomson VIPER FilmStream Camera; 4:4:4 1080p log

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) – Senior D.I. Colorist Jan Yarbrough
Arriflex 435, 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 500T 5219)
Sony CineAlta F23, Thomson VIPER FilmStream Camera; 4:4:4 1080p log

With highlights riding around 20IRE and bottom blacks for green and blue around 4IRE, this must have been shot somewhat brighter to avoid noise and lowered to these levels.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)  -  Senior D.I. Colorist Jan Yarbrough Arriflex 435, 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 500T 5219) Sony CineAlta F23, Thomson VIPER FilmStream Camera; 4:4:4 1080p log

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) – Senior D.I. Colorist Jan Yarbrough
Arriflex 435, 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 500T 5219)
Sony CineAlta F23, Thomson VIPER FilmStream Camera; 4:4:4 1080p log

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