Day for Night on BW film
Posted 15 November 2008 - 09:15 PM
I was wondering if i could get some suggestions, especially for shooting B&W negative, about the processes you go through to get this effect.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 12:25 AM
Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:05 AM
in France (and whole Europe) this kind of effects were know as "la nuit américaine"(there is a wonderful movie called this way that you'll have to see), as it was specific to the american style of cinematography; this was a "look".
you will have to test again and again with filters and exposure in different location and lighting conditions, and when you get what you like try to exactly replicate everything, and still expect surprises as the light changes fast.
you can try everything on a dslr first, that was not available for me, but you still need to go in the projection booth and see what it looks like edited on film.
Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:56 PM
And I remember that "nuit" means "night" from my high school French classes!
I'm going to see if that movie is available on DVD, because this really interests me. I'm a total amateur and hobbyist, but this is the kind of stuff that interests me, especially in Florida, where we have tons of sun, but I DON'T have lights for exterior night shooting.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:40 AM
there are many techniques and situations in filmmaking available for the general public to see, yet, as a filmmaker, you still get your share of fun.
and they explain why they call it "la nuit américaine".
it is available on dvd or torrent.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:26 AM
I think the best b&w film I've seen recently that used a lot of day for night was "Reflections in a Golden Eye", worth checking out just to see what techniques they might have used. And to name another Brando movie, "The Wild One" has quite a bit as well with some nice "night time" motorcycle rides.