Lighting Night exterior with cars
Posted 03 September 2009 - 06:38 PM
I'd love to hear some of the techniques you might have used when shooting night exteriors involving cars and not seeing your reflections. Trying to learn from my own and your experiences.
Thanks so much.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:16 AM
Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:28 PM
Hi all. I just finished a night exterior shoot ......we didn't have large units to light up and down the street, just a collection of babys, kinos and a gelled 1.2k HMI. ....... What are some good techniques to light the car without catching your units based on these limitations (small units, low to the ground)?
Your equipment inventory certainly limits your options. Just an idea ... why not ask one of the top guys in the business?
Bill Bennett, ASC shoots as many car commercials as anyone in the industry. He has a great website, http://www.wfb4.com/ and his email address is listed there.
In the past, I've found Mr. Bennett to be quite willing to discuss his lighting techniques, when he's not super-busy.
Little Rock, AR
Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:15 AM
If the issue is the car being too reflective, then perhaps "dumbing it down" with dried-on mud, watered down toothpaste, or pre-buffed car wax?
We tried that but it wasn't enough to hide the shape of the frame of diffusion.