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#1 Timothy Dolan

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

I am the Cinematographer for my senior thesis class in college and our movie takes place all out in the desert. The two characters are walking at night and I was planning on using mini brutes bounced into Muslin for a side/ambient light. I was wondering what else would be good to use like source 4s to light up spots of the background? Or PAR cans hidden in the background? And should I make the back light a different color to have color contrast?

The characters then find an abandoned gas station with a flickering light and I was wondering what flicker box do people usually use and get the best effect from?

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#2 timHealy

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:58 PM

Sounds like you may have the perfect opportunity to shoot day for night just like the old westerns. I assume since it is a college class you won't have lights and generators to do night for night. If you do night for night, your background will be dark.

 

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