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Filming in snow/fog/low light conditions....
so i search barred this and couldnt find anything. what are some tips to filming in there kind of conditions where u can barely see out of the camera?
Buy some portable lights. Like the ones that are usually yellow and have cages around the bulbs and the screens. If there's not an outlet plug close by your jibbin spot, I suggest a generator...if you're rich. But they make small ones too. Try the light on the camera too. Maybe headlights from a car? Just anything with light.
i think he was thinking more of on the mtn, i dont think your gunna want to ride around with a generator
haha yeah more so on the mtn, i have some portable lights for offa the mtn
Ha. That would suck carryin' one of those things around. Hmm...on the mountain then? Film on more sunny days, earlier in the day, or get a better camera. But if you do urban portable lights are a must. Unless you wanna do it in the early morning-late afternoon...prime time to get caught by the fuzz.
check out bescor lights. I have a 20/40 and it does the job.
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If you shoot a GL2:
The light meter on the GL2 in flat light is total shit. you must, according to the light meter, over expose by 1 or 2 notches.* it might look like shit through the viewfinder and lcd but trust me, it will come out perfect if you do it right.
*determine over-exposure amount based on how much snow dominates the screen. ex. if there are trees in the shot, only do 1 notch. if its above the tree line and there arent much blacks or colors, do 2 notches. only in very extreme cases of flat light should you do 3 notches, but I do not recommend it, for it rarely works.
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Cameron i just told you how we do it. haha way to pay attention to your boss. What that guy above says about the GL2 is right. I kinda tried to use it but, ehhh i decided to not mess with it too much the other day. Ooh yeah that does remind me, what ever happened to getting a GL2 for Hannukah?
Anyways. There is a couple of other ways. You can go out and get a couple of filters. The other day in flat light, i was using 2 different filters on my lense. It helped a lot to bring the UV Rays in and brighten everything up. Thats the best way that i reccomend doing it.
Then when you edit it. You can mess with the Gamma Settings and what not. But if its footage your sending to me, dont sweat it and get all pissed off, just let me deal with that part. LATE!
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