help Shooting Afternoon to look like morning

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    • #36670
      Avatarmikesdca
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      I need to establish the opening of my movie taking place in the early morning and then the rest of the movie is in the late afternoon. I only have the actors after 5pm. What can I do to simulate a morning environment for the first scene.

    • #162996
      TheDVshowTheDVshow
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      hmmm, good question… “establish” being the key word

      Use activities or visual clues related to the morning in the scenes you shoot:

      Paperboy (or girl) delivering the paper
      fake dew on the grass
      people eating breakfast
      stock footage of the sun before you shoot your close-ups
      someone leaving for work with a glass of orange juice in hand…

      Also use audio clues like:

      birds
      light and bright music
      etc…

      be creative.

    • #162997
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Is the first shot inside or outside?

      Inside
      Use warm gels (I used honey once for morning type light)
      Get lacey material for curtains and set up light going through them.

    • #162998
      Avatarmikesdca
      Participant

      I’ll be filming an opening scene that takes place in the morning and the rest of the short takes place in the afternoon

    • #162999
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      In your editing program, if you’re using one, take the footage and on the RGB settings turn down the green and the blue a tiny tiny little bit. You want warmth, but also a little pink to it to marry the orange. This is just my opinion, but I think you should definitely add morning sounds and habits to convey the time as stated earilier.
      -Casto

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