02 How to Engineer Realistic Light Effects

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: 10 Minutes of Instructional Video, In-Depth Written Breakdown, side by side comparisons, definitions to all gear and lighting usedSupplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN: What is POORMAN’s PROCESS? You have probably heard it, but not sure what it is all about. Well back in the day you would project a driving sequence in the Background and then you would have your actors on stage and they would drive but not move. Hence the term Poorman’s, because to go out and film sequences at night or day is very expensive. This lesson is a master class focused on creating an effective bokeh wall behind the car, using different lights and moving it to give the impression that the car is moving. This lesson is Part 2 of a two part Course on creating this Urban night driving environment. Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through every step that is required to make it look realistic, the way lights should be placed, the color temps that you should use, the level of feeling natural and not over lit is all part of the magic.

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MrBuy 18 days ago

The luxli lights have a feature where they can emulate light from a recorded video. Would you ever record light from an actual street and use the luxli type of effect over what you are doing manually here? If not, why?

David Verwey 23 days ago

Also, about he direction of the bokeh wall. I’m I under standing it correctly: Form the camera’s perspective. When you say left, the driver turns left, but turns to camera right, and the bokeh wall also moves to camera right. Is that correct?

David Verwey 24 days ago

Hi Shane! Great Lesson! In real life would the bokeh lights get smaller in the background as you drive furher away from the lights? Or is it not so obvious?