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#1 Brian Bradley

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:34 PM

Hello World,

So for my final project I have to shoot a car commercial on Kodak 5201. Can anyone point me in the right direction. I want to how to light a car. All my shots are exteriors of the car sitting in the driveway. I want to enhance the curvse of the car and have the highlights white.

Are there any online articles or videos?
Should I get a 1k and shine it through a silk?

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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:37 PM

I don't think a 1k would do much for you on a daylight exterior. Without having a big lighting rig I suspect reflectors would be the way to go, although you need to be careful of reflections in the car's paintwork, so the reflector will need to be large in order to blend in.

Commonly you try to paint the car with top light using a soft large light that's larger than the car, but this may be impracticable for you and might not work given the location.
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