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#1 Ernest Cahl

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 07:44 AM

Hello ,

i ll shoot a day for night scene . anyone tried this with eterna or reala ?

cheers
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 11:09 AM

Reala 500D is a bit fast for doing day-for-night -- you'd need a ton of ND filters, plus most people do day-for-night using tungsten stocks so they can get a blue look. 500D is the only Reala stock in the Fuji line.

You'd be better off using Eterna 250T and even then, you'll need a lot of ND, a Pola, etc.
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#3 Ernest Cahl

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 03:06 PM

hello ,
thsmk you for the advice , i know about the Pola - nevr did it before but i ve checked the chapter A.C.M .
the shot will be very complicated ; the actress will be walking along a river .i ll put a Zeiss 10-100 on CM1 and taker her up form a bridge aside .

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#4 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 02:23 AM

There may be an additional benefit of using a polariser. Polarising filters tend to impose a slight 'cool' look to a scene. So this may add just a little bit to the blueness that is usually favoured in 'day-for-night' shooting.
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#5 Natalie Saito

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 12:54 PM

you'd need a ton of ND filters, plus most people do day-for-night using tungsten stocks so they can get a blue look.

You'd be better off using Eterna 250T and even then, you'll need a lot of ND, a Pola, etc.


day-for-night: other options would include underexposing by 2 stops (no filtration req) or exposing for the key and turning the key off when you shoot.
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#6 Ernest Cahl

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 12:53 PM

day-for-night: other options would include underexposing by 2 stops (no filtration req) or exposing for the key and turning the key off when you shoot.



underexposing 2 stops with ni filters .. hmm , it seems more easy than Pola and ND , but i may prefer the Pola&ND since it s for a video clip and i cant take any risk .
i ll use the fuji 250 .

David , you said pola , ND and etc .. what will be the etc ?

thanks anyway .
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#7 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 05:44 PM

David , you said pola , ND and etc .. what will be the etc ?


Possibly an ND grad as well if the sky is in the shot, besides the Pola.
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#8 Ernest Cahl

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 03:07 AM

thanks .
i ll be shooting that in 3 days . i ll post some images as soon as i have them .

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 05:50 PM

Hello ,
finaly we shot it with the 500 T ( ayyyy ) , we arrived to the shooting and i was XXXXX confused ; i ve forgot to order the 250T .
so the DOP made this; pola + ND3+ND9 .
what do you think guys ? i wont see the images before tuesday . i am freaking , it was a video clip , i am producer and director on it , the singer left back .

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