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im not a fan of postproduction editing to give the night feel,
I have already shoot a night scene whit the XDCAM F350 last month, i didnt wanted to put gain in the video at all to conserve the image integrity.
we used1 cars whit white diffuser to put some fill light on all the scene, its was raining heavy so we only used 3 little arri light 500w whit 1 street lamp like100 feet away. It sound like you have some good lightning equipements for the scene.
Try to use blu gels for set light, put also keep a clean one for the actors key light, so it give you the option to tweak it in postproduction and play whit the blue light whitout changing the actor skin tone too much.
You camera should give you a low light message, well the 350 did it, but the footage was great, keep it up whit your experimenting before the real night, because it could be a pain to manage the light configuration live on the scene.
I would suggest you to have a clean key light, and some white fill, blue light for set and for actorsbacklight.