film fireballs at night
Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:09 AM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:06 PM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:57 PM
not that i've had the pleasure of shooting an exploding warehouse yet, but maybe, despite the tricky scheduling, shoot at dusk-ish? It seems like the fireball is such a brief bit of action that (while you don't want it completely blown out) a couple frames of overexposure wouldn't be worth sacrificing the overall ambience for. Or 2 cameras (you're using a couple I assume?) with the tighter shot stopped down a bit?
If you're shooting 5218 I'm betting it will hold a surprising amount of the highlight detail.
Edited by PatrickNeary, 11 May 2005 - 01:00 PM.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:15 PM
I like the idea of doing two passes. The only problem is you may lose the interactive lighting provided by the fireball it's self. I don't know, it may work fine though.
You could try doing an iris pull on one of your cameras, although the likelihood of getting the timing right is low.