Day Exteriors: The Basics

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  10 Minutes of  Movie Clips to assist the Instruction, In-depth Written Article

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  This lesson is a great introduction for Entry Level Filmmakers on lighting Day Exteriors.  What tools are going to make you a better Cinematographer on Day Exteriors?  What tools will make you faster, more organized and help you communicate your vision more efficiently?  What bounces do I use, what lights do I use to match the power of the sun?  In this lesson I break down the tools that I have found to be the best for doing all those things.

  • What apps do I use
  • What meters do I use
  • What bounce sources
  • What lights match Sunlight best

Danielsilvafilms 5 days ago

Hi Shane, how are you? I have a doubt. I’m going to record a scene where the location is a pool. The actors will be sitting in a beach chair, much like Bud and Molly fishing. and the reference is exactly that of illumination. I want to put on that Miami beach look with the hot sun. like those fast and furious movie parties. when it comes 12 noon. how do i mold by making the lighting split the actor’s face? And how do I do the background scenario not burst so much because of the time? Thank you so much for what you have been doing at hurlbut academy! You are my greatest inspiration of all! really!

Danielsilvafilms 5 days ago

Hi Shane, how are you? I have a doubt. I’m going to record a scene where the location is a pool. The actors will be sitting in a beach chair, much like Bud and Molly fishing. and the reference is exactly that of illumination. I want to put on that Miami beach look with the hot sun and parties. fast and furious movie style parties. when it comes 12 noon. how do i mold by making the lighting split the actor’s face? and the fund is not so much because of the time? Thank you so much for what you have been doing at hurlbut academy! You are my greatest inspiration of all! really!

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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    Today

      @Danielsilvafilms Hi Daniel, If you are doing this soon you will have beautiful low light for the whole day and should not be a problem. I love shooting day exteriors in the winter, it looks amazing from beginning to end. But, if the sun gets to high I would use what I call a Flyswatter, I talk about it alot in Commercial Cinematography series US Cellular. This is how I would do it, it gives you the perfect game plan. https://www.hurlbutacademy.com/courses/commercial-cinematography-us-cellular/

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