16mm Day for Night Interior
Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:42 PM
Thank you for your time.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:21 PM
Your main challenge is making the exterior view look dark enough when inside. If the whole scene is supposed to be moonlit, it's a bit easier in that you essentially are lighting for a sunlit interior look just underexposed to make the sun feel like the moon. But you may need HMI's to balance interior and exterior light levels.
If the scene has practical lamps on, then you really have to find a way to darken the windows, ideally with heavy ND acrylics cut to cover the windows.
I don't see how you can make a day interior feel like a street lamp is lighting it, without a dark background outside the window. Underexposed sunlight isn't going to look like a street lamp.
If you have a location that you can't light, first find a new location.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:46 PM
Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:49 PM
ND windows down a lot so it's "dim outside," and then light with motivated sources inside. Streetlight won't really work. You can make it look like "moonlight" but only if you can get a reference to "normal" brightness on the inside, e.g. from a table top lamp overpowering the light outside.
You could also get kind of creative, and, let's say you have a big window in the BG of one shot, not super noticeable, but maybe put a matte painting in it showing the moon? Depends on how stylized you want to go; but if you had a nice full moon out of focus in the BG then you could, in theory, key from that same side and have it look like it's the moonlight coming in. Again augmented by eventually having lights in the room overpower the moon-light as would happen in "reality."
just a thought.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:57 PM