Silence of the Lambs–night goggles effect: help

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    • #37124
      Avatarpugdogproductions
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      Hey yall–

      Wanted to do a spoof and looking for that effect of wearing those night goggles, in the dark and filming someone. Need the view of the greenish view in the dark and then seeing someone. How do I get something like that effect?

      Thanks for any advice!

      Ellen

    • #164544
      Avatarbirdcat
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      Use a Sony Camcorder with Super Nightshot and film in a dark location using red lights.

    • #164545
      AvatarDaveArthur
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      You could also shoot your video normally, then color the footage using your editing program. Most good NLE systems (Final Cut, AVID, Vegas, etc.) will allow you to manipulate the colors of your image and add a color cast.

      Throw in a green cast, darken the image a little, add a little video noise, and you have nightvision.

    • #164546
      Avatarbirdcat
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      Speaking of using your NLE – I use Sony’s Vegas and versions 6 & 7 came with Magic Bullet’s Movie Looks which has several settings that might do the trick for you or at least get you to a good starting point.

    • #164547
      Avatarpugdogproductions
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      Thanks for your suggestions!

    • #164548
      Avatarmatjusm
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      A lot of NLEs do offer presets for the night vision look. I’d personally go for Adobe After Effects since that offers so many more possibilities. You can tweak the green to be just right, add some grain/noise, perhaps even some very military looking numbers and lines on the edges.

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