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#1 Burak Oguz Saguner

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:13 AM

Hi ladies and gentlemen,

I am preparing for a short film at the moment. The story is about life of a cab driver and it will be shot on HD. The script requires a lot of night time scenes in a cab. Currently I am looking for references. Does anyone have any suggestions, any still images, any films to have a look or lighting techniques, equipment?
If you could take the time and give me some recommendations I will be grateful.

Thank you for your time in advance

Regards
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#2 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 05:25 AM

Hi ladies and gentlemen,

I am preparing for a short film at the moment. The story is about life of a cab driver and it will be shot on HD. The script requires a lot of night time scenes in a cab. Currently I am looking for references. Does anyone have any suggestions, any still images, any films to have a look or lighting techniques, equipment?
If you could take the time and give me some recommendations I will be grateful.

Thank you for your time in advance

Regards


The two films that come to mind are Martin Scorsese's "Taxidriver" and Jim Jarmusch's "Night on Earth"
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:34 AM

HBO used to have a series called "Taxicab Confessions," I think which had hidden cameras inside of cabs, might be interesting to use that as a reference though it's mostly about the passengers.
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#4 Steve McBride

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:14 AM

Definitely watch Collateral, you'll get a lot of good ideas from there. The August 2004 issue of AC has an article "Hell on Wheels, Paul Cameron and Dion Beebe, ACS take hi-def video to extremes on Collateral." You can get the back issue from the ASC store for $25 here http://www.ascmag.co...r...at=0&page=1 .
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#5 boy yniguez

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 08:51 PM

Hi ladies and gentlemen,

I am preparing for a short film at the moment. The story is about life of a cab driver and it will be shot on HD. The script requires a lot of night time scenes in a cab. Currently I am looking for references. Does anyone have any suggestions, any still images, any films to have a look or lighting techniques, equipment?
If you could take the time and give me some recommendations I will be grateful.

Thank you for your time in advance

Regards



definitely jim jarmusch's "night on earth" - 5 cabbies in 5 different cities around the world, all at night.
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#6 Alexander Smith

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:44 PM

The taxi cab scenes in the beginning of Suspiria deserve mention.
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