Band Pro recently caught up with David Miller, ASC and Director of Photography for TV series such as Jag, Desperate Housewives, and Parenthood and they chatted about the Mitomo True ND filters.
I just wrapped The Newsroom for Aaron Sorkin on HBO and the next day began prepping the sixth and final season of Parenthood for NBC.
I had become unhappy with my current set of ND and really didn’t ever want to go beyond .6 because the color shift when I would look at the Sony oled monitor I use on set would drive me crazy. I knew I could bring it back in timing but the shift was just so drastic with the .9 and 1.2 that I had given up on using them. I read about True ND Filters and saw that you guys were the ones who had them and had my assistant call Band Pro. You had them to me the next day!
The first day I used them was in a breakfast scene with Olivia Munn in downtown LA doubling for Wall Street. Lots of window’s with natural light that I rounded out with a couple of 18k’s and 2 4k Arri Pars with chimera that were hung in the ceiling. With the 800 ASA of the Alexa I was up to about an 11 on the Ang 12 to 1. I was shooting 3 cameras all with 12 to 1s but only one set of the filters. The difference was drastic. No color shift on the monitor, nice sharp image. I tend to shoot rec 709 without any LUT and the picture was just perfect, I was sold.
Accurate transmittance and true neutrality, True ND Filters provide the best consistency of any filters available today.
Available sizes: 4×5.65 / 6.6×6.6
Available densities: 0.3 / 0.6 / 0.9 / 1.2 / 1.5
No color shift
No IR pollution
Read the full write up with David Miller talking about Mitomo True ND filters over at the Band Pro Blog.
Picture via Yusuke Yunoki