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Three Ways To Light A Tent Scene On a Low Budget

first_img3. Exterior ShadowsThe final method for low budget shoots is to let your characters fall into darkness, and light the exterior of the tent as if moonlight or a campfire were illuminating it. This is a tried-and-true method that you’ll often see employed in feature films. That being said, from here on out, you will no longer be able to watch a film without noticing that the exterior of a tent is wildly illuminated compared to the shots that took place outside.Image via 20th Century Fox.In the still above from X-Men 2, Bobby has just set up an inflatable tent, and aside from the spotlight bursting through the woods to indicate moonlight, it’s relatively dark.Image via 20th Century Fox.However, when we move inside of Logan’s tent, we can see the outside light is so bright that’s it’s projecting shadows. (I’m sorry for ruining future tent scenes for you.) While you’re intentionally going to be directing light towards the tent exterior, we want to avoid lighting the tent itself. You want to light the surrounding areas with a hard light, so your gobos, cookies, or plain tree branches form nice elongated shadows on the exterior of the tent. This, in turn, will softly illuminate the interior of the tent while producing shadows on the outside.Alternatively, if the scene calls for it, you can have the light of a flickering fire performing the same technique. However, before you accidentally burn your garage down, remember you can achieve the campfire effect with a flicker box — a method that we discussed in Tips and Tricks for Harnessing the Lighting Power of Fire.Lighting the inside of a small tent is a challenging task, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with just using a standard LED camping lantern if that’s all your budget permits — it may even produce greater results, depending on your scene. However, if you have space available, you may get better results by using one of the methods listed above.Looking for more lighting solutions? Check out these articles.How to Shoot Interior Locations with Limited LightingLighting Different Times of DayGrab These Low-Budget Lighting Accessories For Under $106 Different Ways Lighting Gels Can Save Your ShotHow to Light an Exterior Day Scene Without Lighting Lighting a scene inside a tent can be a real challenge, but we have the solution. Check out these tips to make your next tent scene shine.Cover image via Shutterstock.Lighting a tent scene is no easy task — it’s quite . . . in-tents. Ok, that was a terrible dad joke, but in all seriousness, lighting a scene inside of a tent is quite problematic. We’re not talking about large wedding tents that can hold a host of people, or Roman military-style tents in Game of Thrones. This is about filming a scene in a typical 2-3 man camping tent. A tent is a cramped space, there’s usually little to no lighting (save for a lantern), and it’s usually at night. Those, it’s safe to say, are not ideal shooting conditions. Especially when working with a low budget.Let’s have a look at some of the methods to solve the problem.Stay IndoorsFirst and foremost, while your character may out in the great outdoors, you can just stay your garage. Let’s face it, setting up and taking down a tent is usually the most stressful part of a camping trip, and it’s going to be an unnecessary burden to lump together interior and exterior scenes of the tent at the actual location. (Further, the sound of the tent material rustling in the wind will wreak havoc on your audio.)1. Practical LightingPractical lighting is going to give you the best results inside of a tent. Roll back the clock forty years, and an old Coleman camping lantern would only barely illuminate a large tent. Today, however, we have inexpensive LED lamps that can light up an entire tent like a Kino fixture. The Fenix Flashlight CL25R LED Lantern is a lantern with four different brightness settings, which gives you a bit of flexibility when shooting. However, the primary point of using a practical is that you can then use that light as a source of motivated lighting.For example, in the following still from British show The Inbetweeners, we see the four characters are out camping, lit by a typical camping lantern.Image via Channel 4.In the scene, one of the characters gets up to turn off the lantern, and it would appear that the lighting technician was a second too slow. For a split second, we see that the lamp was providing little to no illumination for the set, and an overhead fixture was actually lighting the scene.By using a practical camping light, and shooting indoors, you enjoy additional solutions to the problem of lighting in such a small space.2. Bounced Light/Diffused LightIf you’re going to light a tent scene without an actual light source, in reality, it would be pretty dark. Of course, the shot would look atrocious if you shot it without any actual light — not even the Sony As7ii could save that shot. Therefore, instead, we can introduce a diffused/bounced light, and then in post-production performing a light day-to-night grade. As before, this approach will work better in a controlled environment rather than out in the wild. You can see this method in action in Twilight: Eclipse.Image via Summit Entertainment.Please forgive me for using Twilight as an example, but scenes filmed inside of a tent are uncommon, and finding behind-the-scenes of a tent scene is even rarer. As we can see from the BTS still below, it looks like the light is directed toward and through the lower portion of the tent.Image via Summit Entertainment.This is great because not every low budget filmmaker is going to have a C-stand and a set of diffusion silks at hand, but since most tents are made out of a translucent material, we can, to some extent, use them as a diffusers for our light when shooting a dark scene. As long as there are no hot spots on your actor, and the light is soft, you’ll can successfully grade the shot later, so it looks like your character/s are in a dark tent with no light.last_img read more

Vishnu to the rescue of temple turtles

first_imgTill a few months ago, a small population of Indian Roofed Turtles (Pangshura tecta) in the Lota Devi temple pond in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, was struggling to survive due to the pollution caused by devotees throwing oil, incense sticks, flowers and other ritual offerings into the small waterbody. However, an innovative idea has tapped into the religious sentiments of devotees and helped reduce pollution in the pond while channelling the fervour of visitors. On August 26, an idol of Vishnu in his Kurma (turtle) avatar was installed at the temple complex. “The Lota Devi temple is very old religious place and thousands of devotees throng to worship Goddess Kali. The offerings made by the devotees in the pond left it very polluted. This symbolic Kurma idol is placed on an altar just outside the fenced area, where devotees can place their offerings rather than directly polluting the pond,” said Shyama Prasad Pandey, secretary of the Society for Protecting Ophiofauna & Animal Rights (SPOAR). Mr Pandey said tests conducted earlier this year showed that dissolved oxygen in the pond was very low and contamination of the water was resulting in the death of turtles.The NGO has taken the lead in reviving the species and earlier this year, fenced the pond. SPOAR and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) also cleaned and dredged pond and added native aquatic plants and fish to help the surviving turtles.“It was a very innovative idea and therefore, we joined hands with SPOAR. The habitat of the species is shrinking and there is need to protect the species in such ponds which is close to human population,” Debobroto Sircar of WTI said.Mr. Sharma said there were about 20 Indian Roofed Turtle in the pond. Following the conservation efforts, new turtle hatchlings were recently spotted in it.last_img read more

Oval Test Day 1: India pick 6 wickets in final session as England collapse to 198/7

first_imgIndian bowlers produced a spirited performance in the final session to reduce England to 198 for 7 on Day 1 of the fifth and final Test at The Oval in London on Friday.After toiling hard throughout the day, Jasprit Bumrah started the damage by removing Alastair Cook (71) and Joe Root (0) in one over after tea.Ishant Sharma then joined the party with the wickets of Jonny Bairstow (0), Moeen Ali (50) and Sam Curran (0) while Ravindra Jadeja got rid of Ben Stokes (11) as England collapsed from 133 for 1 to 181 for 7.India vs England 5th Test: England collapse from 133/1 to 198/7Jos Buttler (11*) and Adil Rashid (4*) then batted with caution in the final few overs to close out the day without any more damage.Ishant finished the day with figures of 3 for 28 in 22 overs while Bumrah got 2 for 41 from 20 overs. Jadeja ended up with 2 for 57 while Mohammed Shami also bowled well for 21 overs but unfortunately couldn’t take a wicket.India vs England 5th Test Day 1 at The Oval: As it happenedEarlier, England made a strong start to the final Test as openers Cook and Keaton Jennings added 60 runs, the first 50-plus opening stand for the hosts in this series. Jadeja snared Jennings late in the first session for 23.Oval Test: Don’t think Indian team management likes Karun Nair, says Sunil GavaskarCook and Moeen Ali then batted for more than 240 deliveries and added 71 runs for the second wicket.Hanuma Vihari rewarded for domestic success, becomes 292nd Test player for IndiaIndia failed to get a single wicket in the second session but they kept bowling tight line and lengths to restrict the scoring which paid rich dividends in the final session as England lost 6 wickets for 65 runs to lose the advantage they had in the first two sessions of play after electing to bat first.advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoMcCarthy: I want to build Ireland around West Ham youngster Rice

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say McCarthy: I want to build Ireland around West Ham youngster Riceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRepublic of Ireland coach Mick McCarthy wants to build his team around West Ham youngster Declan Rice.Rice, 19, has already been capped for the Republic but has not been involved in any competitive fixtures while he considers playing for England instead.McCarthy, who began his second spell as national boss last month, revealed he has held talks with Rice and feels he could be a future captain of the country.He told Sky Sports: “I had a really good meeting with him.”There was myself, (assistant manager) Robbie (Keane), Declan and his dad and it is just up to him what he wants to decide – that’s how I’ve left it.”It’s not my decision as to whether he plays for the Republic of Ireland, it’s my job – if he decides that he wants to stay with us – to pick him.”I think he’s a really talented player. I thought he was a lovely lad, he’s got a really nice family behind him and he has everything about him that makes you want him to play for you.”That’s still my case, I want him to play for us.”I’d love to build a team around him. We start in March and that’s my deadline I guess, I need to know by then.”I’d like to build a team around him and he could be a future captain – he’s that type of player.” last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp excited about Elliott and Hoever after Cup victory

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp excited about Elliott and Hoever after Cup victoryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with Harvey Elliott and Ki-Jana Hoever for victory over MK Dons in the Carabao Cup. Elliott, who became the youngest debutant in Liverpool history, turned in an eye-catching performance on the right of a front three and hit the woodwork twice at Stadium MK.Meanwhile, 17-year-old Dutch defender Hoever scored his first goal for the club on what was a landmark night for a host of youngsters at the club, including goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher and Herbie Kane. Klopp said: “At 16 years old still and [Elliott] is this kind of footballer is really good for us. He is a brilliant boy, he takes the situation really well and wants to learn. He will always be a special player for moments, but you see overall with his defending and movements, it is not easy so that is really good.”His left-foot is not too bad. He was a bit unlucky otherwise he would have scored. They are all good, they are all really skilled but that’s why it is important to give them games like this. We will try to continue like this, so we will see. “For Ki-Jana, I didn’t play on a similar stage when I was 18 years old at this really nice stadium, I wish other clubs would have had similar dressing rooms, by the way! So in the first half he was defensively orientated. Second half he was able to get in the box and it was a wonderful goal. Wonderful cross (from Milner) absolutely.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days agoBarcelona captain Messi talks Griezmann and preseason tours

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona captain Messi talks Griezmann and preseason toursby Carlos Volcano22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona captain Lionel Messi admits their pre-season tour has had a negative effect on their start to the season.Messi was speaking after their Champions League win over Inter Milan.”When you travel you don’t train well,” he said.”We returned and we left [again], you don’t work well and we didn’t have a training base, but we’re improving, we’re going to get going, but it’s not a criticism, it’s reality.”It’s understandable that the club puts on these [pre-season] games, all the big clubs do it and it’s necessary, little by little we’re going to adapt to the competition.Messi made just his second start of the season against Inter and he says that he’s getting back to match sharpness.”[I’m] trying to start, they’re the first 90 minutes I’ve been able to complete, [I’m] happy to end well, tired and lacking in rhythm, but once the games go by, I will get going, I’m used to playing and managing my matches,” he added.”We don’t train much because we’re playing two games a week and there isn’t time. I feel better when I’m playing and when I have a run of games.”He also commented on his relationship with Antoine Griezmann.”Obviously we don’t have any problems; there’s a good relationship between everyone in the dressing room, we are united,” Messi explained.”We knew that the time wasn’t the best, that we needed this win to get back on track so that we can go forwards now.”We’ve won two important matches and let’s hope it stays like this, it was tough to get started but we hope to continue rising.”We’re on this path, we knew that we were having a difficult moment, but if we look at the rest of Europe, it’s tough for every team to start, for pre-season, we’re slow, I’m not finding excuses but it’s reality.” last_img read more

Video: Ohio State’s Joey Bosa Has Some Wonderfully Simple Trash Talk For Jim Harbaugh

first_imgJoey Bosa walking off the field after an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts as he walks off the field after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 44-28 in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has done a great job in his very brief tenure at Michigan, going 10-3 in his first season, and inking a Top 10 class—and a No. 1 recruit—in his first full recruiting cycle this week. The next step, however, is a little more tricky. Harbaugh needs to beat Ohio State, and this year, his Wolverines weren’t even close.FOX Sports’ The Buzzer caught up with Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa on Friday and asked if he had any words for the Michigan head coach. He only had one, and it is pretty perfect: “sorry.”Michigan’s first year under Harbaugh went about as well as could be expected, but a 42-13 loss to OSU has to stick in the craw of Wolverine fans. Luckily, next year Bosa won’t be there to push their offensive linemen around.[Eleven Warriors]last_img read more

Government Making it Easier for Persons to Take Advantage of Assets – PM Holness

first_img Speaking at the Official Opening of Spanish Court Hotel in Montego Bay on Sunday, January 27, the Prime Minister underscored that the Government is moving to make it easier for persons to add a greater level of certainty to the economic environment. Story Highlights “In the coming months, the Government will intensify its policy of full asset utilization. We will be looking at all the assets in the government’ portfolio and through a process that is competitive and transparent we will be making them available to the private sector, to persons who demonstrate the drive, the interest, the entrepreneurship, persons who are risk takers, to take these assets and make something of them for the people of Jamaica,” said Prime Minister Holness. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will intensify its policy of full asset utilization. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will intensify its policy of full asset utilization.Speaking at the Official Opening of Spanish Court Hotel in Montego Bay on Sunday, January 27, the Prime Minister underscored that the Government is moving to make it easier for persons to add a greater level of certainty to the economic environment.“In the coming months, the Government will intensify its policy of full asset utilization. We will be looking at all the assets in the government’ portfolio and through a process that is competitive and transparent we will be making them available to the private sector, to persons who demonstrate the drive, the interest, the entrepreneurship, persons who are risk takers, to take these assets and make something of them for the people of Jamaica,” said Prime Minister Holness.In that regard, the Prime Minister reiterated that the Government, “will continue to create the environment in which our entrepreneurs can step up to the plate and play their part in creating the economic growth and prosperity which we all desire.”The Prime Minister further stated that the process will be done through divestment, corporatization and public-private partnerships with some assets being listed on the local stock market.In the meantime, the Prime Minister said there is a need for greater connectivity in the tourism sector. According to Prime Minister Holness, the benefits of tourism must be shared with the people.“If you take away the block and steel, it is the people, it is the culture, it is our music, it is our language, it is our dance, It is all of that put together to form a package that distinguishes us from the rest of the world that makes people want to come here and enjoy. So, the industry must take an instrumental approach to ensuring that the benefits are shared; buy more Jamaican, employ more Jamaican entertainers, put them in your package, make people see them because that is what is going to create the value for your product. We must find ways to make tourism inclusive and beneficial to all the people of Jamaica,” stated Prime Minister Holness.The 120-room S Hotel (Spanish Court) is located on the Gloucester Avenue in the tourist centre of Montego Bay, St. James. The Prime Minister described the opening of the hotel as “another significant investment and is part of the renaissance of the hip strip.”last_img read more

Macedonia seeks help in catching safe deposit box thefts

first_imgSKOPJE, Macedonia — Macedonian authorities are seeking cross-border help to gather evidence on a 1.7-million euro ($1.9 million) theft from bank safe deposit boxes by an international gang in 2017.Macedonia’s prosecution office says four Ukrainians and three people from the U.S., Kazakhstan and Moldova are suspected in the heist.The theft was discovered after two clients of two banks in Skopje reported that their safe deposit boxes had been emptied of jewelry, cash and other valuables.In a written statement to the Associated Press on Friday, the prosecution office said the suspects rented safe deposit boxes in the two banks in July-November 2017, using false identities.The theft was allegedly captured by security cameras.Prosecutors have issued the appeal following reports of arrests over similar thefts in Latvia and Tajikistan.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Recent Mail box thefts prompt concern for identity theft due to tax

first_imgPeople need to be aware of the contents of their potential post to ensure they are collected in a timely manner and not left at risk of being stolen.The concern is for identity theft or fraud of tax refunds. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With recent thefts from mailboxes in Pouce Coupe, Groundbirch, Taylor, Dawson Creek and Gordondale people should be attentive to collecting their mail, especially if expecting special documentation.Lake View Credit Union staff and other banking institutes are keeping an eye out for people trying to activate credit cards or exchange banking information. As it is tax season a rash of mailbox thefts have people concerned about the potential of identity theft after gaining access to personal mailboxes.An apartment management company in Fort St. John has asked Canada Post to not deliver mail but rather keeping it at the office for residents to collect. The hope is by leaving apartment mailboxes open until tax season is complete, this will deter those who might be interested in trying to gain access to personal mailboxes and take other’s mail. last_img read more