now the only role in the film is an isolated living woman, and this dream sequence is the only outside shoot.
there she will be sourrounded by a forest that the director wants to be really dark, almost black.
since this is a really tightly budgeted shoot i want to do as much effects as possible in-camera, and i came up with the following:
why not bleach her clothers and spot-measure how many stops lighter they are after that.
then let the make up people make her paler for the same amount of measured stops, and underexpose (when doing a light reading) the scene for that level?
she would look normaly exposed, and her whole surroundings would be a lot darker. that would also fit the "isolated" thematics quite fine, as i think...
have you ever done anything like that? experienced problems?
what other additional effect could be used, since it's a dream sequence? i was thinking of something rather subtle..
like bringing the shutter slightly out of sync (yeah, is's an old hat) to get those vertical stripes (in lack of a better word) from the highlights (which will only be on her, since everything else would be underexposed)..
opinions are highly welcome
Edited by haspel, 18 October 2005 - 07:03 AM.