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#1 Pedro Millan

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:49 PM

Hey guys,

I will be shooting a low-budget shortfilm in 16mm. There is a scene where a little girl is sitted on a bed that's supossed to be floating in a totally black atmosphere. The only light will be a spot light directly to the girl, it must look like a beautiful ray of light. We have decided to shoot this scene on HD (HVX200) pretty much because of the budget.
My doubt is if i should do it with a green screen or with a black background?( I am asking fo tests but you know that it's hard in these low-budget productions.) I am afraid that if i do it with a green screen, the background will be too sharp and the spotlight wont be noticeable.

thanks for your help,

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:18 PM

Shoot it against black. Why use greenscreen only to composite in a black background? Especially if you want to use smoke in order to get a shaft of light. Basically if you can avoid doing a post effect and do it in-camera, then do it - it will look better and be cheaper. And this sounds like something that could be done in-camera.
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#3 Pedro Millan

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:47 PM

Shoot it against black. Why use greenscreen only to composite in a black background? Especially if you want to use smoke in order to get a shaft of light. Basically if you can avoid doing a post effect and do it in-camera, then do it - it will look better and be cheaper. And this sounds like something that could be done in-camera.


Thanks David, I think its gonna be Black......

cheers,

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