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#1 asok dasgupta

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 09:24 AM

I would like to know diffrent techniques of Day for night shooting.
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#2 John Thomas

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 08:07 PM

I would like to know diffrent techniques of Day for night shooting.

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I've had very little luck shooting Day for Night. It's rather tedious. You really need a sunny day so that as you underexpose the sun light and then print it down, the sunlight feels like weak moonlight. An overcast day will not have enough contrast in my opinion. Keeping the daylight cool (blue) helps to sell the night effect to some. Make sure that you don't show a bright sky behind your talent, dark backlit trees work well to keep the background black. If you must show the sky, some graduated filters may help. A bright practical lamp in the frame (tungsten) helps to sell the phony night and the blue moonlight. Your director will have to work with you to make all of the elements work. It can all feel very theatrical if that's a good thing...

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#3 asok dasgupta

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 10:28 AM

Thank you JT for your valuable suggestions. Again my question is
Which would be the best option
1. pull down By 2/3 stop.
2. bleach by pass.
3. DFN cool/ DFN monochrome filter

With regards

Asok dasgupta.
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