Overpowered sun shots
Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:18 AM
The best idea we have so far is to shoot the wide shots at dawn and dusk, and overpower the mediums and closeups with a 4k, 1.2ks, jokers, and kinos for the inside of the car. So is that the best idea? there are three wides, the girl getting in the car, a wide of driving, and wide of the car stopping. Any other ideas? We were even considering strobes since I'm good friends with the clairmont guys in Burbank.
Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:32 AM
If you want to change the angle the real sunlight is coming in, you can use mirrorboards to reflect the real sun. That will be brighter than any combination of small HMI's. You may need to silk or completely flag the real sun when it's overhead, and using negative fill can help keep up the contrast ratio.
Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:53 PM
Here's some examples of what I'm going for.
Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:07 PM
Besides green screen, rotoscoping or an expensive light setup the effect you're thinking of would be extremely difficult. All the best in trying to achieve it though. Keep us updated.
Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:10 PM
For the large shots perhaps you could shoot one exposure down three stops and shoot the other normal and combine the two. There are programs that allow you to do this. If you are moving or things are moving I the shot it won't work.
If the camera is locked off there maybe a program that will use the elements that don't change from the back ground from one shot and the elements that are different, moving people for example, from the other.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:46 AM
I used to do it in still photography.
I guess it all comes down to calculating of how much light needed to overpower the sun 2 stops, have to figure out that, inside the car lighting can be problematic if you want soft look, hard look from lighting outside should be no problem,
Please update how you proceed.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:10 AM
Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:50 PM
Since it's kind of a surreal effect anyway I'd do it with rear projection, so that you can light to a more comfortable level and still have the appropriate reflections on the car.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:01 PM
Could you get the effect you're looking for by working at night instead, and using one of your own lights as an overpowerable sun? Those stills have a sort of night look to them.