Day for Night Examples
Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:04 PM
-Pan's Labyrinth is the most recent film I can think of but I was unimpressed
-Lawrence of Arabia and John Ford films just look so artificial
What are some things to look for? Best conditions, etc.?
Posted 18 November 2008 - 05:39 PM
Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:40 PM
FWIW, I spent fifteen minutes trying to convince the folks who saw Pan's Labyrinth with me that it really was day-for-night. Those who are trained in cinematography can see it, but the typical audience member can't.
I fail to see how the DFN in Pans Labyrinth wasn't some of the best DFN you're ever going to see. I didn't notice until my second viewing. It also helps that a lot of that movie takes place from dusk to night and from dawn to morning so the exact time is often unclear.
Edited by Chris Keth, 18 November 2008 - 07:41 PM.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:17 PM
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:59 PM
Well, I can't claim to be a wise soul (I'm often called a wise guy, but I think there's a difference ... :-)
I'm still waiting for some wise soul to share the optimal conditions for DFN...
Anyway, I'm taking a cinematography class now, and we did a quick DFN setup. We used tungsten film, and underexposed 2 stops.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 10:07 AM
in rang de basanti they shot in mid afternoon one bike sequence which they later worked in D I.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:59 PM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:06 PM
Shooting DFN when the sun is out generally looks best in backlit or sidelit (if you need to use a Pola to darken a sky) in early morning or late afternoon when the sun is low and producing long shadows -- though in reality, moonlight can come from any angle including straight overhead. It's just that when the sun is lower and the scene is back or sidelit, you get nice shadows.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:26 PM
Posted 28 November 2008 - 03:22 AM
Other good DFN's I've found in my research are "Black Robe" and "Mississippi Burning".
Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:01 AM