Creating cold, overcast look-feel
Posted 09 May 2006 - 02:50 AM
Im going to be shooting a film in a few months time which calls for most scenes to have the look and feel of a cold, overcast day. I will be shooting on super 16 (and transferring to tape), both interiors and exteriors, and will quite probably have to shoot both on sunny and overcast days. I am going to start doing tests on getting this look, on both sunny and overcast days shortly and have a few ideas but would love hear any ideas other people may have.
Firstly, obviously having cold colours in the production design and having characters rugged up in jumpers etc will help create this feel. Also we want to try create visible breath (does anyone know how to do this when it isnt actually cold?)
Also desatuating the image, I think could help, whether I should do this with a filter or in post Im not yet sure.
Also giving the image a blue hue, with camera filters and or lighting colout temp, will surely help.
Ideally I would want to shoot on overcast days, but Im sure there will bright sunny days with hard shadows where I have to try make it look overcast and cold. I could try have the exterior scenes to be scheduled when the location is in shade but this will probably not be ideal time wise. Any ideas??
If anyone has experience creating this look I would love to hear from you.
Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:57 AM
The problem more will be getting the soft overcast light when the sun comes out. You may have to go through the bother of using 20'x20' and 12'x12' frames of diffusion like silk. Shooting under the shade of a tall building or heavy trees can help too. And shooting at magic hour.
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