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Old January 27th, 2004, 07:01 AM   #1
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I have to shoot a ton of exterior night scenes, but rigging up lights is out of the question…so I want to shoot Day for Night. What is the best way to go about this? Should I use a filter? Will the tools within Vegas Video create this effect for me? Or is the Day for Night option in Magic Bullet the best way to go? Thanks in advance.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 07:16 AM   #2
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Glenn,

If you'll do a search, you'll find quite a bit of valuable info on this subject here at DVi.

And for a good example of day for night shooting, watch Cast Away.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 08:01 AM   #3
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Hey Glenn, search for the term "day for night" and you'll get about 300 responses. Several good threads there! Not all of 'em are in the lighting forum, though. Hope this helps,
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You might also want to try searching the site for past information. ;)
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Old January 27th, 2004, 09:34 AM   #5
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Glenn, I'll make it even easier for you. "Day for night," use blue lighting or a blue filter.
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Old January 27th, 2004, 09:48 AM   #6
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There are some easy basic rules in doing day-for-night.
1. Use your 3200 preset, or tungsten white balance.
2. Try to shoot everything back or side-lighted.
3. Expose for the highlights, or underexpose by around 3 stops.
4. Make sure you don't see the sky, car headlights, streetlights, etc., in the shot.
5. Watch the background--if there's a building in the background the sun is hitting, it'll ruin the effect.
6. Do a test first.
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