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    Hey!

    I'm going to shoot a lot of car scenes fairly soon and I would love to get some tips & tricks.

    I'd like to know if it's possible to trick an interior scene of a car standing still with some moving lights outside the window, and if so, how?

  • #2
    Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot did just that.

    https://vimeo.com/29395697
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jake Hellbach View Post
      Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot did just that.

      https://vimeo.com/29395697
      I know, but I was looking for some solution without green screen, is that possible?

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      • #4
        Oh to make it look like you're moving?
        I guess if the outside was completely black or tight shot of the people in the car. Just do the part in Kramers video of moving a light across the people in the car. Like passing lights.
        But may look strange since there is nothing outside.
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        • #5
          Poor man's process

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          edit:
          The name is a bit ironic as it isn't exactly cheap and it is been used in a lot of fairly high budget movies.
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          • #6
            Wow that is a complicated setup. You are right, not exactly cheap hiring all of those people, that huge amount of space.

            i'll stick with green screen.
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            • #7
              I once used a combination of the above illustration and a 50" LCD TV placed outside the driver and passenger window. I liked it because the TV subtly illuminated the actors. Drive around around and shoot your own plates beforehand.
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              • #8
                Now that is an idea.
                It's the same concept they used in the sky tower scenes from Oblivion.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DCkIuv82Q4

                Maybe instead of a TV, do like they did in the movie. Use a projector and project it to a white paper background.
                Last edited by Jake Hellbach; 02-21-2014, 01:50 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jon View Post
                  I once used a combination of the above illustration and a 50" LCD TV placed outside the driver and passenger window. I liked it because the TV subtly illuminated the actors. Drive around around and shoot your own plates beforehand.
                  Don't suppose you have that footage anywhere to see. Sounds an interesting idea.

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                  • #10
                    this may seems a little out of topic but i loved how they achieved passing lights on a moving train.. nice tricks here and there specially at the mark around 1:32 and also at 4:20

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7e_UErTP1g

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                    • #11
                      You don't have to get as complicated as the "poor mans process" illustration.

                      Often a couple of lights moving alongside the car is enough. I've done it using only two lights. I like finding a background that has traffic in the deep BG anyway so you get real car headlights for free. I often use a long street with a dead end and get a PA to drive a car slowly towards the set.

                      With the camera on a slider you can fake it pretty nicely on tighter frames.

                      Screens and prjectros can work well if you want to start using them for illumination and for reflections into windscreens but it gets more complex then...

                      jb

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                      • #12


                        Just watched this video which was helpful.

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                        • #13
                          In terms of going projector and green screen route can anyone recommend best practices for shooting the plates? What focal length should i use and are there any better method of stabilization than a bean bag?

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