Jump to content


Photo

Lighting Outdoors


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Leelon D Scott

Leelon D Scott

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Student
  • Atlanta, GA

Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:17 AM

Well, its shooting time again.

EXT. TRAIN YARD. - DAY.

Heres the problem, I'm a great DP in INT situations. I know how to control light, use it, and make my audience feel it, but the second I step outdoors I'm completely lost. I know what a butterfly is, I know when to use a butterfly, but I don't know how to use it. I know what a reflector is, how to use them, but my problem is when to use them. Same thing with the larger board reflectors on stands. The second I step outside and try to shoot something, everything I shoot has no contrast at all. I can't seem to take my experience and skill from indoors to outside. I'm shooting video on a DSR-250 which (in my opinion) has pretty good contrast. I want to shoot on film, but the only thing I can even begin to afford is to buy a cheep 8mm off of eBay and shoot stock from Pro8mm.com.

Help please?

-LDS
  • 0

#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

Jonathan Bowerbank
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2815 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • San Francisco, CA

Posted 30 May 2007 - 09:01 PM

If it's high contrast you're going for, just don't diffuse any of the sunlight and get some duvetyne underneath your actors to cut down any bounced lighting.

You'll only need reflectors & bounce cards if you're trying to lower contrast, or bump up your key a bit.
  • 0


The Slider

FJS International, LLC

Visual Products

Opal

Willys Widgets

Glidecam

Metropolis Post

Technodolly

rebotnix Technologies

CineTape

Wooden Camera

Ritter Battery

Abel Cine

CineLab

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Paralinx LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Tai Audio

Aerial Filmworks

Rig Wheels Passport

Visual Products

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

rebotnix Technologies

Metropolis Post

Opal

The Slider

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

Tai Audio

Ritter Battery

CineTape

Technodolly

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Paralinx LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Wooden Camera

Abel Cine

FJS International, LLC

Willys Widgets