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  • Day-for-Night is when a scene is shot during daylight hours (DAY EXTERIOR) but is meant to be a NIGHT EXTERIOR scene. This is done for various reasons, ranging from limited schedules to limited lighting resources. The ability to light vast areas (ie, an ocean from a beach) can be impossible, so the scene (of a character standing on the beach looking out toward the horizon) will be shot in the day, but through various techniques, the final shot will appear to be darker which is supposed to pass for NIGHT EXTERIOR. Here are a couple of posts from http://www.cinematography.com that may help explain some of the ways to achieve this: http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=29080&hl=day+for+night http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=28990&hl=day+for+night http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=28518&hl=day+for+night http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=23773&hl=day+for+night Brian Dzyak Cameraman/Author IATSE Local 600, SOC http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com

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