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#1 Zakk Eginton

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:34 PM

Hey everyone, new member here :)  I have a few night night exterior scenes at a high school football field.

Guy/girl sneak onto the field, at at some point ends up proposing to her.

 

We want to use the existing stadium lights "only" look. Of course I'll add some units on the floor to do the talent justice

(end of the film/ romantic) but I was wondering if anyone has worked with just existing stadium lights as the primary source?

Seems pretty straight forward but was curious about people's experience/ any issues with these types of lights.

 

Attached is a photo not of the actual location, but something i found to give an idea.

(3towers on each side of field)

 

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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:38 PM

If they are Metal Halide lamps, they are going to be blueish, around 5600K, possibly with a pronounced Green spike. You may also have problems with flicker if you are planning any high speed photography.


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#3 Albion Hockney

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:56 PM

I would find out what kinda lights they are and also shoot some tests. The green spike can be an issue, but you can also embrace it depending on what you are going for.

 

 

I have shot some stuff on a field that had lights from Musco before and it was great....Think they were daylight balanced and we had no problems at all ....used some kinos to augment here and there.


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#4 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 03:55 AM

If you do have issues with a green spike from the stadium lights, consider adding green to your 'movie' lights to match them - that way you can time out the green in grading pretty easily.


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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 11:27 AM

If you do wind up going to plus green route on your movie lights, then an FLB filter may be enough on camera to save you grading later on.


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#6 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 12:07 PM

Is this film or digital?


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#7 Zakk Eginton

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 01:19 PM

Thanks everyone. 

Bill - this will be Epics with Primo zooms


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