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#1 Kylie Murphy

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 10:56 PM

Hello,

 

I have a shoot this week for a scene inside a car.  The car is broken down at the side of the road so it's completely stationary for the whole scene.  There are 5 people in the car.

 

I've been struggling with figuring out how to get a wide shot.  It's a Canon 6D and was too big to get the scene from inside the car on the dashboard.  It seemed like the only way was to shoot from outside the car through the windshield, but the reflections and the sun obviously caused a lot of problems, even with a polarizing filter.  I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for this shoot.  I read about mounting a scrim jim above the top of the car and shooting through the windshield that way.  Would that be a good solution?

 

Thanks so much!


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:26 PM

Use a black flag if you don't want a reflection on the glass.
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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:58 PM

I think also the right location will make a huge difference. If you pick an area that is naturally shaded with trees, or where the sun is low and coming from the side as opposed to overhead, then it will be much easier to see the people inside. And a polarizer would help you more in that situation than if the sun were reflecting directly off the windshield and into the lens.
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