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Old March 10th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Sunny-Day to Night conversion in AE, PAL

I'm doing VFX for a friend's short film. For a variety of reasons, I'd like to take some scenes from day to night. I've tried and re-tried Andrew Kramer's d2n methods, but can't seem to get a decent night-look. I think the problem is that the thing was shot in bright daylight. Given what I've got to work with, is there some combination of tweaks I could make that would be 'good enough' to help this pass for a night shot?

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The tiff is cropped to keep the file size below a meg, as that seems to be the systems attachment limit. I've included it in case anyone is willing to try it out for me... ;-)
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Old March 10th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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Where I'm at, too dark:
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Old March 10th, 2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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adjusted lighter
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Old March 12th, 2009, 09:56 PM   #4
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It's pretty much just a matter of playing around with it until you get it right. Here's one I did for a film I'm working on where most of it was shot during the day when it was supposed to be night. YouTube - Day For Night
It's not perfect but I think it works. I ended up having to make a couple layers and feathering parts to get some places a little darker and some lighter.
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