for an explicit example of how the Intangible Sludge has become standardized, look no further than a season 1 dexter screencap & a dexter: new blood screencap (pls do not @ me with "but he's not in miami anymore")
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Why has this look become so standardized? It hurts my eyes and brain.

Nov 18, 2021 · 3:17 PM UTC

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digital cameras with insane dynamic range + LED light + fix it in post. These things arent inherently bad but its made a lot of people, especially younger DPs sloppy. Haze the room out, shoot it in LOG, end up liking the LOG look, forget to add the colors back in. Sludge
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along the way people got the impression that cinematography is when you can see everything at the same exposure level and when the screen is the same color
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