February 2, 2016 at 5:50PM


Shooting outdoors at night

I'm currently in pre production for a short I'm working on which involves shooting outdoors at night. Most of the scenes I have an idea of how to pull off, but there are a couple that I'm not sure how to shoot/light. These include watching a car drive down a back road and also a chase scene through the woods. Any advice on camera techniques or lighting tips for these situations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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If you can, I would shoot Day-for-Night, so that you won't have to try and light a forest or have actors stumbling around in the dark. It's a technique that's been around for 60+ years, and can be quite effective if done right. Test the sh*t out of your locations using Day-for-Night techniques and see if you are happy with the results.

Anatomy of a Grade - Ep 06 - Day For Night

February 2, 2016 at 8:10PM, Edited February 2, 8:13PM

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