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Ari Grunzeweig
Sky from afternoon until night
on Aug 6, 2013 at 8:56:50 pm

Hi folks,

I need to recreate a sky from just before the sun sets until nighttime going through all the stages blue to yellow - orange - purple - night.

One option is to stitch together stock footage, however the tricky things is that my footage needs to play over the course of a few hours. My fallback plan is to buy stock clips of each of those timeframes and loop them.

My first choice however would be to create it from scratch using some type of sky generator plug in. The problem is that I cannot find such a plug in.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Thanks,
Ari


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Sky from afternoon until night
on Aug 6, 2013 at 10:22:34 pm

Got a DSLR? Do a time-lapse.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Ari Grunzeweig
Re: Sky from afternoon until night
on Aug 6, 2013 at 10:27:15 pm

I already thought of that one... problem is that skies where I live aren't all that dramatic. Plus time lapses by their nature are sped up, where as I need slow. About 2 hours.. so more or less real time.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Ari

Thanks,
Ari


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Sky from afternoon until night
on Aug 6, 2013 at 10:54:44 pm

Sorry, I overlooked that "hours and hours" thing.

I'm pretty sure An AE comp is limited to two hours. It might even be less.

I'm wondering if you might track down a production house that has a nice, white cyc. You could light it for various points in the afternoon-night transition, then program the dimmers to go from one setting to another.... and record it on a camera with a great, big honkin' card in it.

Then there's th issue of playback. Got any idea of what you'd use?

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Ari Grunzeweig
Re: Sky from afternoon until night
on Aug 6, 2013 at 11:35:10 pm

Playback is not an issue. I work with some event producers who have all that gear.

I'm exploring the 'Physical Sky' element in C4D.. but I'm having a bit of trouble since I am not all that comfortable in C4D.

Thanks,
Ari


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Sky from afternoon until night
on Aug 7, 2013 at 5:37:16 pm

> I'm pretty sure An AE comp is limited to two hours.


It's three hours.

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