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Low Loader Night in Forest (No replies)

bkirkman
5 months ago
bkirkman 5 months ago

Hi Roger,

I am shooting a short and we have driving sequences we are using a low loader for, there is a scene that takes place at night on a forest road. I am trying to figure out the best way to light the driver as I do not want to over light her and for it to look unrealistic. My plan at the moment is to have a kino tube on the dashboard for a soft light and a small LED gelled to the colour of the car dials and placed in front of the dials dimmed down as well as to have muslin in the car for a bit of bounce.

The only other motivation we have is when a car drives towards her and narrowly past her for which my plan is to have 2 dedos mounted to the front of the low loader on drivers side which the gaffer will dim up and down as the car passes and another dedo mounted to the back on her side gelled red which he will dim up as the back lights of the car pass to try and get a subtle backlight on the driver.

Do you have any tips on how to light this kind of scene or what might work better than my plan?

Sorry for the long post, hope it is clear and thank you for your time.

Benjy

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