outdoor lighting and power sources
Posted 21 October 2005 - 04:49 PM
Posted 21 October 2005 - 06:59 PM
for night street scenes, an old but good techniques is (as long as it fits in the story logically) is always a wet down. make the street wet, looks nice and gives you reflections.
cant you put the generators somewhere in a side alley and jsut run long cables ?
careful though...if theyre normal building generators and you use hmis they will certainly flicker.
Posted 21 October 2005 - 07:06 PM
You can always use a + 3 or + 6 dB, depending on the camera you've got, without it to be noticable...
(You can as well lower the black level in the same time, if you don't want noise in the shadows, actually)
Posted 23 October 2005 - 05:08 PM
Battery powered lights are possible for quick scenes, but you don't get much time from these. I've got one of those 2-million candle power rechargeable spotlights that's good for bouncing into some foamcore for a side or edgelight.
Sometimes you just have to modify your scene to work with what you have, when you don't have much to work with. Can the scene be shot MOS, so that you can have a putt-putt generator? Can the scene be shot with minimal movement so that you can undercrank, giving you more exposure? Get creative.