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#1 Kenneth Kotowski

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 10:54 PM

Hey there,

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to shoot Day for Night with the dvx?

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#2 Justin Hayward

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:31 PM

Hey there,

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to shoot Day for Night with the dvx?

Thanks,

-ken-


Underexposed it until you feel it looks like night. Possibly keep the camera set for tungsten, so the daylight appears blue. Try not to get any sky in the shot and try to keep the sun as a backlight. Make sure the sunlight doesn't clip and avoid overcast days if you can. Overcast day for night hasn't worked too well for me in the past.

As long as you don?t use any practicals (like a flashlight or something), it?ll be fine. Trouble is, day for night usually looks like day for night no matter how well you pull it off.
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#3 Kenneth Kotowski

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 11:53 AM

Underexposed it until you feel it looks like night. Possibly keep the camera set for tungsten, so the daylight appears blue. Try not to get any sky in the shot and try to keep the sun as a backlight. Make sure the sunlight doesn't clip and avoid overcast days if you can. Overcast day for night hasn't worked too well for me in the past.

As long as you don?t use any practicals (like a flashlight or something), it?ll be fine. Trouble is, day for night usually looks like day for night no matter how well you pull it off.




Thanks Justin,

I'm not trying to avoid the look of day for night, I know there's no avoiding it, and it serves the campy cheese factor of the story. I just wanted to see how many tricks and techniques are out there for me to try. I also want to avoid as much work as possible in post.

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#4 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:58 PM

Also you might want to try shooting with the matrix set to normal, and maybe lower the chroma level to desaturate the picture more. The dvx picks up alot of noise if the image is to blue. And it might look more like night if the colours are more desaturated.
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