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September 9, 2005 at 7:21 PM #36670mikesdcaParticipant
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.
September 11, 2005 at 8:12 PM #162996TheDVshowParticipant
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:
light and bright music
March 19, 2006 at 7:04 PM #162997AnonymousInactive
Is the first shot inside or outside?
Use warm gels (I used honey once for morning type light)
Get lacey material for curtains and set up light going through them.
March 20, 2006 at 9:37 PM #162998mikesdcaParticipant
I’ll be filming an opening scene that takes place in the morning and the rest of the short takes place in the afternoon
March 23, 2006 at 9:44 PM #162999AnonymousInactive
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.
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