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#1 Irving Garcia

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:52 AM

This is my first post and i could need some help. I have to ligth a stop motion shortfilm in a couple of weeks and i would like some advice sinces ive never done it before. So any advice would be great. Thanks.
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#2 Justin W. King

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:05 AM

If I where you I would get a very bright daylight balanced light (relative to your regular scene light) and use that for lightning. You can gel a tungsten light if needed, but you loose two stops of light, so you would have to consider that when picking the light. You expose for one frame, and you have a flash of lightning. I would suggest photographing a copy of the frame without lightning as well, incase you decide to do something different in post. I think shooting tests will allow you to figure out how you want to time the lightning. Good luck, I hope this helps. I would also test to figure how bright you want your lightning to be.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:10 AM

If I where you I would get a very bright daylight balanced light (relative to your regular scene light) and use that for lightning. You can gel a tungsten light if needed, but you loose two stops of light, so you would have to consider that when picking the light. You expose for one frame, and you have a flash of lightning. I would suggest photographing a copy of the frame without lightning as well, incase you decide to do something different in post. I think shooting tests will allow you to figure out how you want to time the lightning. Good luck, I hope this helps. I would also test to figure how bright you want your lightning to be.


Thanks, very helpful, i will do these tests, thanks again.
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#4 Jenna Whitney

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