Is it me, or is the show LITERALLY insanely dark?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Mage, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I noticed that somehow, because Netflix streams this as a HDR show, the settings for my tv were slightly different than my standard settings, the backlight was a bit darker. Turned it to the normal settings, but still, it's incredibly dark. The hallway scene in episode 3, and the space scenes are just very dark to me. I'm gonna fiddle with the settings a bit more, but I was wondering...

    Am I the only one, or do others feel this show is filmed very dark?
     
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  2. cultcross

    cultcross Social distance measurer Moderator

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    Others certainly have said it, so you're far from alone, I haven't noticed any issues myself. Discovery seems fairly brightly lit in general, away from the Bridge level.
     
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  3. Mirror Mirror

    Mirror Mirror Commodore Commodore

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    It is dark, but not too dark. Look at daredevil as an example of insanely freaking dark.

    Also, ya notice the bridge is bright or brighter when the captain is not there and they gave a reason for that
     
  4. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Atmospheric, yes. Overtly dark? Not on my screen. I prefer it to the lighting on the USS Applestoreprise by a lot.
     
  5. cultcross

    cultcross Social distance measurer Moderator

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    Lighting is one of those aspects of filmmaking, like camera angles, which I can't say I notice unless it's pointed out. I was busy enjoying the set design and didn't really think about lighting.
     
  6. Spider

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    Color wise, it's a tad dark, but not distracting to me.

    Mood wise, yeah, it's pretty freaking dark. LOL
     
  7. Noname Given

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    You have zero love for the iBridge? ;)
     
  8. Kor

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    I've noticed this in other productions of recent years, such as The Wolverine. Dark atmosphere does not mean that the visuals need to be literally lacking in visible light to the point that you can't even tell what's going on! :wtf:

    Kor
     
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  9. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I tried, believe me. Just not my cup of Earl Grey.
     
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  10. MvRojo

    MvRojo Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The lighting hasn't bothered me in the slightest.
     
  11. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

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    At this point all the Klingons have to do is hack all Federation ships, instantly turn the lighting up to "normal" and they'll have all the oppertunity they need to destroy most of Starfleet while they panic.
     
  12. GeekUSACarl

    GeekUSACarl The Last Starfighter Fleet Captain

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    there are odd issues with this show, the darkness, and the color blue, that I've never noticed on my TV before.
     
  13. John Clark

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    It's been fine for me (Netflix & panasonic tv or laptop) though I suspect if I were to be watching on my (samsung) tablet, it would be rather too dark.
     
  14. Roald

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    I for one love the fact that we have cinematic lighting now! There's so much contrast, so when it's dark, it's dark. Love it!
     
  15. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It could very wel vary with differents brands of tv ofcourse. I'll fiddle with my settings a bit more. :) Thanks for the input guys!
     
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  16. GeekUSACarl

    GeekUSACarl The Last Starfighter Fleet Captain

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    haven't tried on my imac, but on our tv in the darkest of dark scenes, there is this odd, blue streaking,
     
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  17. Serveaux

    Serveaux Tasteless and unnecessary Premium Member

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    Yeah, it's dark. More futur-y if it's dark with blue lights, you know.
     
  18. skip bittman

    skip bittman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    That's the POINT of lighting. You're not supposed to notice it. You're not supposed to think about it. The DP does the thinking so it conveys a mood and tone and helps tell the story.
     
  19. SJA

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    Not too bad imo - Daredevil season 2 was so dark when I first watched it on Netflilx it drove me mad! It was much clearer when I bought it on blueray I always hated the Next Gen's' 'Ocean liner' set and lighting so it doesn't bother me...
     
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  20. Michael

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    Generally I don't have a problem with the lighting on the show, but the scenes on the Glenn in episode three were almost too dark to see something for me. But then again, I watched it Monday morning with daylight pouring through the windows. :lol: