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#1 Bernhard Walzl

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:25 AM

hello!

I have a tricky shot and I was wondering how you guys would sort this out:

there is a close up or mid shot, whatever works better, of an actor. it starts off in daylight and it should end at night time. it should kind of tell that time passes by. the shot should last for about 5 seconds.

do you think this should be done ALL in colour grading or is there a smart way to light this?

thanks,
bernhard
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#2 Phil Soheili

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:11 AM

do you think this should be done ALL in colour grading or is there a smart way to light this?


Salut Bernard,

I think this can be done all BUT in colour grading:
You set your D-lighting and your N-lighting and then either crossfade your lights from day to night or - if N is darker than D - have them "on" both and just fade-out D.

In either way you can then still use ct to tweak your results if it needed so, but in this approach at least you can be sure, your lights match to the other days and nights because they are actually your other days and night.

Hope this is of help to you,
have fun,
Phil

Edited by Phil Soheili, 13 April 2012 - 05:12 AM.

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#3 Stephen Selby

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:54 PM

You could always use a projector for the key and change the colour temperature and brightness to represent the passage of the sun. Then use a little fill by bouncing light back.


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#4 DarrylPargeter

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:58 PM

How Phil said it would be the best fade from one state to the other. Are you looking for something along the lines of the opening of The Conformist?   


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