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#1 TylerEden

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:28 AM

I'm working on a student film, and one of the most important scenes takes place in a cafe at night. I want to have a wide angle, of the cafe, facing the door, but, I'm afraid the lights will appear in the large window beside the door. I did some tests, and it is clearly visible of the equipment in the background.

Is there any way I can avoid this?
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#2 Jess Dunlap

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:56 AM

If you can angle your wide shot slightly (not perpendicular to that window), then any lights you put near the camera should not appear in the window, depending on the degree of your angle and the size of the window. So if you've got a fill light coming from camera-side, you may be able to hide it that way.

Any other lights you see... try to work with the production designer to put things very carefully in the frame (or even on the window) to cover them up. As long as it's not a moving shot. You could also stick all your lights up above where the reflection is, so it's only the stands that are in the frame, which is easier to cover up. A higher angle shot will help you there.
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