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How do you film a scene at night where you can see your character, and also the night time sky (stars)? Or should you do all that in the computer? J/W Thanks 😀
You can always light the person yourare filming andyou’d be surprised how much sky you’ll keep by exposing to your talent in a dark place, even without lighting. Even if shooting video, you can gain up to get enough to work with in post. If you have no lights, you’s be surprised what yer cell phone will do for ya in a pinch. 😉 I like cheapLED battery powered lights. Just not much ya can’t pull off with enough of em placed in the right places.
LED’s are good but they tend to be a bit harsh. White balancing is critical with off the shelf LED’s (found that out the hard way.) For softer and often more evenly spread lights, handheld fluorescent lights are pretty good. Particularly the battery powered ones. Don’t use ‘daylight’ color temp ones at night. They make white balancing ‘interesting’ and the bugs love’em! What’s really cool are those battery powered ‘push lights’ that come in a 3 or 4 pack at ‘W’ mart. For like $9-11 bucks you can get some nice soft lighting that you can literally ‘toss around’.
Sorry for the long reply.. sort of forgot. Thanks a lot for the ideas 🙂 I’ll have to practice.
You can also get those “push” lights at the dollar store 🙂