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Posted by connorgorman, on 2007-12-30 14:53:31
Black Background(Night Time)
Does Anyone Know How To Make A Black Background As In The Night Time:-)
Posted by Nick H, on 2007-12-31 00:25:52
1. Paint the wall black, or hang a black cloth on it.
2. Put the rest of the set forward, and make it so the lights don't hit the black wall.
But I don't usually have just a plain black for a night sky. Mostly I have shades of dark blue, with maybe a little glow on the horizon. Maybe a moon, so I can have an excuse for a bit of bluish moonlight falling on the set.
Or, if it's in outer space, I have a black card or window blind with lots of tiny holes poked in it with a needle, a layer of something white and translucent behind it, and backlight it.
Posted by Strider, on 2007-12-31 02:44:57
If your camera lets you adjust Exposure (could be called Iris or maybe Brightness or something) then you can just make it look dark that way. On this clip for example:
I just shot it on my cluttered table, but I didn't want the mess to show, so I aimed my lights only at the foreground and turned the exposure down till the background got really dark.
Posted by connorgorman, on 2007-12-31 05:38:02
Thanks Nick And Strider This Has Really Helped Me :-)