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Night Filter

Posted: Sat, 26th Jul 2003, 3:48am

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be56

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Could somebody make a plugin where you could film something in the day and then use the plugin where it makes it look like its at night?
Posted: Sat, 26th Jul 2003, 5:42am

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jarar1

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An Alam plug-inb probably couldn't do that, other than possible just a faint blue filter. Digi-grade, when it arrives would be the way to go, I think.

Though if your editor has any color control at all, you should be able to come up with something.
Posted: Sat, 26th Jul 2003, 11:33am

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actully alam could be possible for that.. If someone just make a really dark blue almost black frame to a plugin that u could set the transperent low on it would work... but i aint home so i cant do it
Posted: Sat, 26th Jul 2003, 1:47pm

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Simon K Jones

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An AlamDV plugin might be able to approximate it, but it wouldn't really fit all situations and wouldn't offer much control.

DigiGrade, however, will be able to do this kind of thing easily.
Posted: Sat, 26th Jul 2003, 2:56pm

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be56

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Ya, you are probably right. I can't wait until DigiGrade comes out, I'm definately getting me a copy of it. But could someone make this plugin anyways, b/c i need it for my movie and digigrade hasnt come out yet?
Posted: Sat, 26th Jul 2003, 4:33pm

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Gibs

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Make sure when you shoot your footage, the sky isn't showing. Then, lower the brightness or gamma of your footage, and tint it slightly blue.

I know there is a late evening plugin that will do this, but if that is not what you are looking for, I can make something that might work.
Posted: Sat, 26th Jul 2003, 4:54pm

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Simon K Jones

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It's also important to avoid harsh shadows as cast by sunlight. If you have your actors casting obvious shadows onto the ground it'll be obvious it was shot during the day, no matter how many filters you apply (check out Bridge on the River Kwai to see how this can mess things up).
Posted: Sat, 26th Jul 2003, 4:59pm

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be56

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Hey, thanks for the tips, i will keep those in mind when i film. Hey, Lloyd66, do you think you could make the plugin for me?
Posted: Sat, 26th Jul 2003, 11:51pm

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Gibs

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Unfortunately, no. The method I am using on one of my films involves lowering the gamma and brightness, and then tinting the footage blue. I use Commotion to do this, but I thought it might be able to be done as a plugin in Alam. Unfortunately, I couldn't get anything to work out, but if you want to know how I do it in Commotion, just ask.
Posted: Sun, 27th Jul 2003, 2:17am

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be56

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i dont have commotion
Posted: Sun, 27th Jul 2003, 3:49am

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Gibs

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Okay, well, I'll see what I can come up with. It may take a couple of days (I'm pretty busy right now), and it probably won't be perfect, but I'll do my best.
Posted: Sun, 27th Jul 2003, 9:02pm

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be56

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hey, thanks man. I appreciate it.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 8:56pm

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Ciremi

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that's rather interesting.


Originally I was planning on shooting a night scene in my movie, but using a car on the opposite end of the bridge as the actors, so the camera couldnt spot the cars. It's been working well thus far.

However, the problem with the bridge is that I don't want my crew to be freaking out, as it is a scary place at night, so if it were feasible to film during the day and then make it look like nighttime that would be friggin' awesome.

So basically it would be a gel over the footage?

I'll probably end up resorting to making them all drag themselves out at night...I'll buy them donuts or something, if we all live. smile