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Old January 2nd, 2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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Low light shooting without grain

I was wondering how to shoot low light scenes without the picture getting all grainy and losing it's clarity?

Example: Cry by Losing September. on Vimeo

So dark yet the quality is perfect. How is this achieved?

Thank you.

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Old January 3rd, 2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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Dustin,

That's not low light - it's very strong back-lighting. They probably had to stop down the iris a little. I'm a big fan of back-lighting, but I prefer not to have to stare at 4k worth of hard lighting to get it. You should be able to recreate that shot with a couple of Home Cheapo yellow halogens on stands. It looks like they had a little bounce or something very small in front (but not much).

A low light shot is the girl crying in the bedroom with the window way over-exposed and the room is unlit. They could have brought some light in there - because that shot is pushed and really doesn't look good (IMHO).
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 12:46 AM   #3
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I'll do a setup tomorrow night and try that out then. Also just got my HV30 today and it's really my first camera outside of using them in a couple classes so it of course will be a lot of trial and error.

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