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#1 Usman Mukhtar

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:58 PM

Hello all....so i'm shooting this music video and there is a scene in the video where there is a blast outside the restaurant and everyone runs outside...i wanted to show the moonlight at night...how should i light the scene for the moonlight?
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#2 Tom Guiney

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:12 PM

Hello all....so i'm shooting this music video and there is a scene in the video where there is a blast outside the restaurant and everyone runs outside...i wanted to show the moonlight at night...how should i light the scene for the moonlight?

When you go look at some moonlight, it tends to look dim, monochrome, and hard. extremely defined shadows, like sunlight. Best way to do this is with a fresnel source, far away so it's hard with an even falloff. Not necessarily blue, although blue suggests the actualy monochromaticity of moonlight to our eye. When shooting balanced to 3200, fully blue 5600-6000 "moonlight" looks a little cheesy and fake to my eye. Perhaps warm it up halfway to tungsten , keep it hard, even, and far away. That means a big light on a condor, usually. Give it your best approximation.

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