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#1 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:39 PM

anyone has any good examples of night exteriors in movies where they play it really dark like no moonlight?
Extremely stark?
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For example Suspect zero in the opening of the car scene there was pitch black outside.
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#2 Michael Nash

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 11:03 PM

For example Suspect zero in the opening of the car scene there was pitch black outside.


I've tried to wipe that movie from my memory...
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#3 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 11:49 PM

well if you can unwipe some and have any good examples would help me a lot.
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#4 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 12:54 AM

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#5 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 11:51 PM

thanks will check that out.
I am looking for like desert wood type f scenes and car scenes.
No my problem is that we are doing a chase which starts with cars and then the go on foot. The foot part is in control with backlight moonlight but the car part is complicated because of resources.SO I wan to play it really dark becasue hard to light big streches of land for a car chase. I thought of going no moon light for the cars and only moonlight for the foot chase...but well any opinions?

How does anyone feel about always backlight moonlight no matter the angle? I done it and seen it and works for me but wanted to hear other people toughts.
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#6 Lars.Erik

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:36 PM

thanks will check that out.
I am looking for like desert wood type f scenes and car scenes.
No my problem is that we are doing a chase which starts with cars and then the go on foot. The foot part is in control with backlight moonlight but the car part is complicated because of resources.SO I wan to play it really dark becasue hard to light big streches of land for a car chase. I thought of going no moon light for the cars and only moonlight for the foot chase...but well any opinions?

How does anyone feel about always backlight moonlight no matter the angle? I done it and seen it and works for me but wanted to hear other people toughts.
Thanks
Miguel



It's a really long time since I've seen it, but I seem to remember that "Near Dark" (Dir: K. Bigelow, DP: Adam Greenberg) was a really darkish shot film. And even better, it has lots of cars and open highways in it.
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#7 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:49 PM

sweet..je..I will check it out now.
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:27 AM

Just so Near Dark....liked the movie and really helpfull for what I am trying to do!
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#9 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 03:30 AM

By the way anyone knows if there are any articles on this movie couldnt find any.
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 10:29 PM

A small point,
It seems that since the scene is continuous through story time, that having no moonlight to begin with, and then once they are out of the car, suddenly switching to a moonlit look might be distracting. Depends on how heavy the moonlit effect is once they are on foot, if it is not garrish then it should work fine, but if it is too strong, it could be very noticeable. You say you are going to shoot it very dark though, so i guess that means the moonlit effect won't be too strong....but just something to think about a bit.
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