View Full Version : day > night
November 8th, 2004, 05:43 AM
it's about time i made a post in here, so here it goes :P
i have 2 questions.
can anybody give me some tips and pointers on making footage filmed in daylight (filmed on a spring day like we have a lot today in good old western europe) look like good night footage (in full moon lighting)
is there a script/conversion trick to change 3200K footage to 5600K, faking a CTB filter or something
ps: I'm using shake 2.5
November 8th, 2004, 06:53 AM
Ive done one day-to-night-conversion so I'm by no means any guru, but the tips I've learned from others include these ones:
* Contrast is generally higher during night than day
* Moonlight tends to give a blue tint for the scene
* If you've got lots of white clouds you are recommended to mask them out and change (else they'll look very fake)
November 8th, 2004, 06:58 AM
Also, the saturation will need dropping hugely.... In low light, our eyes use the rods more than the cones, and the rods don't see colour.
November 8th, 2004, 07:13 AM
Thanks Hugh, I forgot that step. That's probably the most important one.
November 8th, 2004, 07:49 AM
Haha... love your t-shirt Rikard! :)
November 8th, 2004, 08:54 AM
You can see it (and me) "in action" on this image: http://bos.hack.org/tmp/compositor.jpg
I won it at a minor matte-contest over at www.creativecow.net some months ago. It's possible to buy the tshirt online from the company I won it from:
November 8th, 2004, 09:06 AM
thanks for the fast replies bos and Hugh, if you got anymore tips keep them comming ...
Hugh: hey mate, hope you're doing fine, somehow i knew this was the place to be :P
Bos: great tshirt :)
November 8th, 2004, 09:18 AM
Hello there Tagger...
November 8th, 2004, 09:21 AM
o no, it's mister forster ! hey BK, you a shake user? (for potential future irc-bugging purposes)
November 8th, 2004, 10:38 AM
Hey tagger - good to see you here!
Just remember I posted a WiP of a Day To Night that I did a while back.... I'll see if I can track down the thread for you...
November 8th, 2004, 10:51 AM
Here it is:
Looking at it, I realise that I did a lot more work on it after this... But it's certainly a start there....
If I get some time tonight, I might just post some shots of how that one looks now...
November 8th, 2004, 11:41 AM
thanks a lot :) exacly the kinde info i was looking for
November 8th, 2004, 01:36 PM
If I remember correctly Hugh, the final comp on your reel was shifted even futher to dark?
...for some reason I still giggle when watching your reel, it must be the music and the guy doing the flip hehe. :guitarman
November 8th, 2004, 02:41 PM
Good point, though - tagger, if you want to see the (pretty much) final shot, it's on my reel, which you can grab from here (http://www.brokenpipefilms.com/hugh/hugh_showreel_compositing_03-11-03.mpg)
November 17th, 2004, 07:46 AM
nice reel :)
got another question, what's the best way to mask out a white sky (to put a nightsky in stead) its a real pain to get it out of there especialy cause in some shot's there's a girl with blond hair which makes it even more trickyer