Stop motion lightning advice.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:52 AM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:05 AM
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.