Markus A Ljungberg Posted April 22, 2012 Share Posted April 22, 2012 I would love to hear your approach to underlit scenes. I have a couple of scenes that takes place in a dark and gloomy drug-dealers apartment. The look should definitely be very underlit, with patches of light around practicals and coming in through badly covered windows. When you want an underlit look how much would you achieve that in camera versus darkening the scene in grading? Playing it safe would be to expose only a stop under key and then take it down in grading, but then some practicals might still be close to clipping. Completely achieving the effect in camera would be to completely underexpose; exposing to the patches around the practicals and let everything else go dark. But then the options in post would be limited. I'm shooting on the Red EPIC (But with some luck an Alexa might become available for us instead). My plan is to expose to the patches around practicals and then using false color make sure that I'm at least not crushing the blacks. How would you light and expose such a scene? This danish TV ad pretty much nails the look I'm going for in the opening interior scene: I'm also looking at the more gloomy and dark bits of Hoytemas "Let the right on in". I'll probably be using a Kinos as soft fill and a chinese lantern for augmented light if needed. Any advice much appreciated, thank you. /Markus Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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