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Jonathan Ziegler
Re: Filming at night! Any tips?
on Jul 30, 2015 at 3:25:04 pm

A fairly fast lens helps, but it won't make up for a lack of light. Not sure on your camera, but try to find a reasonably noisy ISO (it won't be noiseless, but there are levels of noise that can be less obtrusive). If you have a Harbor Freight or other cheap hardware supplier, look for a cheap power inverter that will do around 250-300W (or more) from a car battery and then run LEDs and Compact Fluorescents as they are low-wattage and put out decent light. You can use your car's headlights, but don't run the battery down or you're staying there (get AAA?). There are also lots of LED panels out there that run on batteries. If there are sodium vapor lamps (the big orange ones), don't be tempted to use them - the light is impossible to re-color and a giant pain to balance (once balanced it looks terrible anyway).

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Jonathan Ziegler

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