Alternate shots that I would be doing over that same 30 minute stretch of time:
1. No man, just the flag laying on the track
2. Streaks of automobile brake lights trailing off down the track in each lane.
The brake lights would have to be a superimposed shot taken after dark
so you wouldn't get the car ghosting in the scene. (car(s) need to be
driven with headlights off if you want just the streaks. Headlights on
if you want to use them as some artificial fill down the length of the
track, but beware of shadowing/ghosting.
While there, I would be doing multiple variations. However, one thing
that I would do is get a very precise camera position figured out
which allows you to repeat the setting in different sessions.
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 6:45 AM, Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> An idea I was stewing on last night:
> Repeat the shot from the same location, but possibly at a higher
> elevation so the guy is entirely below the horizon. Have him hold a
> ratty old starter flag. On either side of the camera position, set low
> to the ground are two yellow gel'd flashes. Or use the headlights of a
> couple of cars. The lighting would imply cars even if no cars are
> seen. Sunset sky behind. The flashes or headlights will illuminate him
> as well as the shield.
> Repeat the shot over a period of 30 minutes. The balance of the
> artificial lighting and the sunset sky and background will change. It
> would be hard to guess ahead of time which will end up being the
> Ken Norton
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