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Old April 17th, 2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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Shooting a big sun/moon

Could someone please tell me how I can shoot a scene where the sun (or moon) fills the screen with "regular sized" people or objects in the foreground?

Also, I've read about the dangers of filming the sun - is there a way to protect the camera?

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Old April 17th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #2
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Could someone please tell me how I can shoot a scene where the sun (or moon) fills the screen with "regular sized" people or objects in the foreground?
Long long long long long lens
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Old April 17th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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Paul I should think it could be done by green screening.

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Old April 17th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #4
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All those images you have seen of big sun/moon amongst regular sized objects (buildings/people) are all composited (such as the scene in Koyanisqatsi).

The sun/moon has to be shot with a telephoto lense. Shooting the sun can be problematic... I don't know what precautions you will need, other than UV filter and one heck of a ND filter!
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Old April 17th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #5
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So Koyaanisqatsi famous moon and building scene is composited?

Hmmm, I was wondering about that.

But since this film was all fancy shot in 65mm I thought they were using some crazy long telephoto lenses or something like it.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I recalled telephoto was one way but my initial tests were not very satisfactory. I had hoped I was missing something, and I am - a much longer lens.

I'll try compositing - sounds interesting.
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