So I have a series of shots involving a car and I am a bit curious as to how you guys approach lighting such a scene.
1 - From my observations its best to shoot day scenes at early morning until 9 and evening [between 4 and 6]
Any other time and you have direct sun on the background causing a blow out, also this would mean augmenting the interiors with additional light [which also means more rigs ?] . This also feels a bit unnatural to me.
Also at evening or early morning I have noticed driving in the north south direction is good as is east west. But however what would you prefer ?
For night I have a variety of approaches
First of the road I have picked to shoot this scene gives an aperture of 1.4 or 1.8 to 1.0 at Iso 8000 by my light meter.
My canon 550d gives a decent image at 6400 iso at 2.8
The camera I will be shooting with is the Canon 1 D C [4k c-log]. I tested it at even 10,000 iso [ambient light of led pars in a wedding] and I was satisfied with the image although Shan Hulburt and others claim you loose color detail after 4000 ISO [it seems that it basically records only 4 bit of data]
I even did a bit of grading on resolve and exported and there was no visible noise.
1 - Use the pre -existing light which is meant to indicate if your car door is locked or unlocked and shape and gel as per taste.
2 - Use rosco light pads ? How do you use them ? just tape it to the top ?
3 - I am also having a couple of vehicles acting as moving lights around the car, [headlights bounced off the rearview mirror, vehicles passing from the opposite direction etc etc]
Any other fixtures or approaches that you recommend ?