Dark Sets

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August 10, 2013 at 9:48 pm #434030
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Hinrey

Does anybody know how to properly set up a set that stays at a constant state of darkness?

August 12, 2013 at 11:45 am #434046
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Neel

Please elaborate.

August 12, 2013 at 8:17 pm #434049
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Hinrey

What I need is a set with a proper build, that will keep the entire film in the exact same amount of darkness (darkness: lack of light) so that there will be no flickering whenever I try to film for a darker animation.

September 5, 2013 at 12:13 pm #434207
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vivorproductions

Where would the flickering come from?

September 6, 2013 at 11:49 am #434211
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Neel

The flickering would generally come from the shadow of the moving animator,other people and moving objects.Changes in lighting,especially natural light are common.To fix this problem, the movement of the animator,people and object must not be obstructing the light source.Using no natural light helps.To do this just close all the doors and blinds of a room and use some lamps or another consistent source of lighting.See if you can connect your camera to your computer and take pictures.That way the picture is taken far away from the set reducing flicker of the animator.

—Hope this helped.

September 6, 2013 at 11:51 am #434212
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Neel

The flickering would generally come from the shadow of the moving animator,other people and moving objects.Changes in lighting,especially natural light are common.To fix this problem, the movement of the animator,people and object must not be obstructing the light source.Using no natural light helps.To do this just close all the doors and blinds of a room and use some lamps or another consistent source of lighting.See if you can connect your camera to your computer and take pictures.That way the picture is taken far away from the set reducing flicker of the animator.

—Hope this helped.

September 12, 2013 at 4:54 am #434408
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Galaxy Patrol

I recommend using light restrictors such as snoots or barndoors. This way you have full control of modifying your light thereby reducing flickers from objects obstructing the light source. Like Neel said, you will have to shoot with completely artificial lights.

January 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm #439544
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Anna C.

I handle dark sets by looking for an area that is not affected by daylight, like the basement and work my way from there.

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