Friday, November 09, 2007

Day for night...still working on it...

This is a bit extreme...but it might work out in the end. I am trying new things with the color balance for some day for night shots. I think it needs some work and it will need CG rain as well as a bit of blur...

7 comments:

Michael G Clark said...

That's more like day for blue.

Try the curve settings in adjustment, they are good. Also the gamma. Replacement colour for night really freaks out playback on some projector systems and dvd.

allen said...

Good call re: the curve settings. I was not too pleased with the result. It reminds me of old "Hohan's Heroes" day for night shots or a really bad 'acid trip' dream effect from an old 70's show. Ted thinks he has a handle on it, but I thought I'd give it a go.

I'll just stick with editing, me thinks.

One of the problems was that is was really sunny that day and someone didn't pay attention to settings on the camera so it's all blown out.

allen said...

btw, Ted shot that. That's why he's my 49% movie partner. He's to blame for any shot that doesn't work.

jonzig said...

Maybe reduce the saturation overall and try to get the yellow sunlight to look more white-blue as in moonlight instead of lathering Smurf blood over everything.

allen said...

But this is the scene where Debbie kills the Smurf chick and dooms the entire race!

jonzig said...

Debbie doesn't seem the type to be a Smurf killer... but, I could be wrong despite the fact that I'm always right.

Anyway, I've been playing with different adjustments on the daylight image and I'm not sure you can get your night effect without masking the character and applying separate filters to remove all the white and still be able to see the actor(s). Is it a lot of footage that is this way?

allen said...

Not a lot of footage, but enough to cause me heartburn. Ted thinks he found a fix for it and Michael threw a few suggestions my way.