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    Default My Failed Night of Filming

    Ok, to set the scene, (last night)

    It was my first night of filming the first scene of my first "proper" movie.
    I did all the prep work (yes even made sure my batteries were charged) Lights in place, camera set up, the talent ready and in focus, even a smoke machine and I remembered to cover the smoke detectors. I really thought I'd ticked all the boxes.

    I do what was a difficult shoot (working with a 6 year old doing a dance).

    Everything thing seemed ok till I got home and looked at the footage on my computer. I found the effect I was looking for hadn't worked. I was going for a strong back light with smoke to try and make the walls invisible but unfortunately this effect didn't work very well on the long shots. I knew it was not working and tried to compensate sooting at F11 with ND filter but it looks like I didn't do it right. The walls were just too visible.

    So there's my wasted night of filming.

    I was wondering if you guys had any similar story's you'd like to share.

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    No wasted at all.

    If you go back and try the same thing again with exactly the same setup without changing a thing - THAT would be wasted.

    Someone once said something along the lines of "We learn from our failures, not our successes"
    Tim

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    Well thats true I did learn to things last night. One to get the look I wanted get a bigger room. AND get this damp your C47's if you use halogen work lights !!!

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    You need to get a grip Midnight, you can't expect Spielberg to call if your going to lark around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimpfarmer View Post
    You need to get a grip Midnight, you can't expect Spielberg to call if your going to lark around
    I thought you where driving back from Wales today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blue View Post
    I thought you where driving back from Wales today.
    Look mate if you can drive from your place to East grinstead and back in half an hour, I can do the same from Wales. Mine was the fastest caravan in the West.

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    Rocket powered caravan. Now I've heard of everything.

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    He strapped it on one of those helicopters of his Midnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solway View Post
    He strapped it on one of those helicopters of his Midnight.
    That's just cheating, which would be a typical Shrimpy ploy to out do me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blue View Post
    That's just cheating, which would be a typical Shrimpy ploy to out do me.
    What he's not telling us is that he left at 2am in the morning to avoid the traffic!

    (Oh yes, and he had his mates from the force give him a blue light escort!)

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