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#1 Sam Care

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 03:22 PM

I was hoping that some of you could share any tips, methods or information you take down on location recces. Also what is the best way to plot the path of the sun at different locations around the world in order to do lighting plans and help schedule the shooting order of shots?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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#2 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 05:55 PM

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This is the Movieforms location sheet. If you big it up the fields are readable.
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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 04:23 AM

I was hoping that some of you could share any tips, methods or information you take down on location recces. Also what is the best way to plot the path of the sun at different locations around the world in order to do lighting plans and help schedule the shooting order of shots?


That would be "SunPath":

http://www.wide-scre...utsunPATH.shtml
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 04:41 AM

That would be "SunPath":

http://www.wide-scre...utsunPATH.shtml


Hi,

I use Sunpath. The information is also available free on the web if you look.

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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 05:18 AM

Hi,

http://aa.usno.navy..../RS_OneDay.html

I recently used this to get some sun up/down times for something I'm involved with.

What I'm most worried about is what happens between the times it calls "civil twilight" and "sunrise". The shoot I'm thinking of is scheduled to start almost immediately after sunrise, so I'm assuming that over the next hour or so we'll begin to get raking shadows through east-facing windows.

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#6 Riku Naskali

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 07:24 AM

I found a couple of freeware java applets on the net that drew me a nice plot :)

http://www.jgiesen.d...earth/index.htm
http://www.jgiesen.d...otter/index.htm
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