magic hour shoot
Posted 23 June 2006 - 11:55 AM
Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:00 PM
magic hr..is really a magic hr....u will just see it pass u like that. dont really have lot of time
it is not exactly 'hour'....lot less than that.
if ur budget can fit another camera.....do a double camera setup
or shoot it over 2 days .....watch 'butch cassidy and sundance kid' there is a magic hr shot
which lasts only few minutes on screen but was shot over 3-4 days.......of course they had the budget for it
maintain continuity..in magic hr is very difficult if it is long sequnce.....
i had a experinced two different looks for a shot......that was shot ..back to back ..immediately..just had to change the lens....the first shot had more steely blue skky.....than the second one....got darker sky.
u can cheat if u are not commiting the sky....but for that prepare a light for a fill
Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:20 PM
Granted, we were film students and not shooting particularly fast, and it was a fast cut commercial that needed a lot of setups, but still, it illustrates how long it can take to shoot an entire piece at magic hour.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 06:12 PM
Most shorts that length need at least a full day's filming, if not two. Since you're only in one location, that will save time, but you are talking about needing a few hours filming.
How much time you've got to film will also depend on how far north (or south) you are.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:01 PM
Posted 25 June 2006 - 04:49 AM
Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:20 AM
Also, remember that you can cheat the majority of your inserts by using a warming filter, slighty underexposing, and by putting CTO on some of your fresnels.
Interesting thread - I am also planning a magic hour shoot in the next couple of months (on super 8). One question for the last poster. What does CTO stand for? Thanks!
Posted 27 June 2006 - 10:22 AM